'I’ve never seen anything like it'
Most of the stones I use have been collected for a year in order to work out my compositions and then incorporate them into my paintings.
I get them from all around the world and from various vendors. Each semiprecious stone has individual properties generated energetically from the stone. The energy can be felt by wearing the stone, touching the stone and by having the stone in a room of your home.
I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with its properties. I include properties of the stones with the descriptions. Some stones are healing, energizing, loving, calming. Some resonate with different chakras and evoke emotions. These properties will fill your room where the art will hang.
I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty found in each semiprecious stone. I work with mostly Grade A and B semiprecious stones. Sometimes I use stones that are in rough form before they are faceted like a fine piece of jewelry. The semiprecious stones I use in my Elements series come from all over the world.
I hope you enjoy these unique works as much as I enjoy creating them." ~Tesa Michaels
About this Piece: This table is intended to be a console table, behind a sofa or smaller entry table (yet I am sure where ever you have the perfect place in your home is great). As soon as I saw the size of the wood I knew that is what I wanted it to become. This project was 2 years in the making. I just had to have this wood when I found it. It was a wood worker my mom and I came across in Colorado who got it from Arizona. He of course had all the wood working tools and know-how and I do not. I got it back here to California and was a little stuck in working with it.
However, helped arrived. My friend Lee Newman (who I call “Uncle Lee”) and his wife “Auntie” Sheri came to visit it me in my home/studio here in California and he is excellent at carpentry. Having the art director background, which is my strength; concept and creativity, not execution. I'll just be honest with you, power tools and I do not get along. I shared with him my ideas and concept and he did the rest.
I had the most fun working with him on this project. He truly brought my vision together for this on this piece.
After he left, my mom and brother helped put the rest together for me. Mom helped so much as well. Without mom's help, I’d not be where I am today, nor would this table. I have used Pin Legs to complete this piece, I wanted it to be a modern look with the metal to be another element, with it’s sharp lines to complement the richness and earth elements of the wood and semi-precious quartz pieces. In my mind, the legs didn’t distract from the focus of the beauty of the wood and stones. To me, it almost looks like it is floating. This is one of my favorite pieces of my home décor series thus far.
This is a special piece to me for many reasons and my first like it. I hope you enjoy it, as it became a family project that I hope the energy and love that went into it will fill your home where you put it as well.
Quartz: These quartz points are rare points from Madagascar. I found them from my supplier in North Carolina, where he goes to Madagascar for a lot of this stones. He is at this time unable to get me any more, which makes this such a unique one of a kind piece.
Wonderful multi use stone. Enhances energy of all other stones and metals. Harmonious and powerful. Aids communication. Sign of Entire Zodiac.
Iron Wood from Arizona
As an artist Tesa is inspired by nature’s abundant landscape. “In my ‘Elements Series’ of abstracts, the semi-precious stones are my inspiration. I am so intrigued by them. They are like snowflakes; not one is the same as another. They are formed by the earth and are old, beautiful and so unique. I love them all. However, I am quite partial to Amethyst, Quartz rough crystals and Agate. The stones are so diverse in their energy and spiritual properties, and their colors and textures. To me they are precious treasures that I want to combine with my art to highlight their beauty in a unique way.”
Tesa Michaels was artistically gifted at a young age, stating “I began to draw first, rather than write. As a fourth generation artist, my great grandpa, grandma, and mother passed on their artistic talents to me.
“I have always been immersed in creativity, constantly finding inspiration while my family has always inspired and encouraged me to be a professional artist. At the age of 12, I painted my first oil painting, and at age 17 I was accepted in my first national show.”
Tesa studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Colorado where she earned her degree. Tesa worked in the graphic design field for some time; in printing, as an Art Director for a health products company and in advertising at J. Walter Thompson as an Art Director working on Ford commercials. After some time Tesa re-discovered her roots as a Fine Artist and picked up oils and found her true niche calling. “As an artist I am so passionate about each piece and have so much fun creating art. I learn from every piece I do and I have more ideas than I do time. I have constant creative thoughts running through my head at all times that I only wish I had more time to accomplish what I would like.”
Adelman Fine Art is pleased to represent Tesa Michaels and share her talent with collectors worldwide.
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