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Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
Arizona Sonora Desert MuseumPoster
www.desertmuseum.org
2021 N. Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ
(520) 883-2702


The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.
The Desert Museum is the nation's leading outdoor living museum, featuring more than 300 species of native wildlife and 1,300 varieties of desert plants.

 


Dave Sisk GourdMasque
Jon Wolf PhotographyMask
www.gourdmasque.com
(520) 722-2563

Value $175
" Is that a gourd?"
When people first look at the masks I create, the gourd itself is not what stands out. It is upon longer inspection that this question will present itself.
A gourd is magical, like a fingerprint, or a snowflake, each unique. From the vine to the mask, each gourd�s personality is born and develops.
My experience as an artist was in music and photography until a dear friend introduced me to gourds and the possibilities within them and within myself. That was in early 2001 and I slowly began experimenting until later that summer when my creative energy took over and I became obsessed with unveiling these masks within the gourds.
After the process of cleaning and cutting the gourd, I use primarily leather dyes, wood stains, shoe polish, and acrylic paints to enhance the gourd�s natural beauty. Various gourds call for pyrography, inlays, beadwork, and the adornment of feathers, horsehair, and or precious metals.
I don�t doubt that living in the southwest has influenced a large part of my style, but I never consciously try to duplicate a Native American design out of respect for a culture that I am not a part of. The beauty of the environment in which I live is also incorporated into my masks with items found in our desert � including devil�s claws, feathers, bones, antlers, cactus spines, as well as driftwood.
� I am completely satisfied to look at a gourd with the wonder and awe of a child, being astonished at the mask that was there all along�waiting to be introduced.�

 


Jon Wolf Photography
Jon Wolf PhotographyThree $100 Gift Certificates
www.jonwolfphotography.com
7034 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 296-7100

Value $300
Award-winning Jon Wolf Photography specializes in color and black & white portraits for your home. Do you have a family portrait yet? Now's the time to arrange it! Families, children, pets, anniversaries, family reunions, pregnancy, boudoir, indoors, outdoors. They can do it all.

 


 

The Tucson Alphabet Poster
Framing by Deck the Walls
5757 North Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: (520)-690-5492



The Tucson Alphabet Poster is a whimsical, local take on the ABCs.

At Deck The Walls, we take pride in offering you the greatest selection in high quality wall decor for your home or office. Each of our convenient store locations carries over 1,000 open and limited edition prints in stock. In addition, our endless selection of custom framing moulding and matting makes Deck The Walls your ultimate framing resource.


 

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