When most people think about the desert, they do not automatically think of beauty and colors as the desert is typically associated with dry and barren conditions. However this could not be further from the truth, the desert is filled with all sorts of beauty if you know where to look. Dust Wind Tales mission is to liberate people’s minds from their preconceived notions about the desert and to open their eyes through unique artwork made with objects that one can find in the desert. Dust Wind Tales use objects that can be found in the Mojave Desert to create one of a kind pieces that show people the true colors of the desert. There are many different objects that one can find in the desert in order to create the art:
The first type of objects that people are usually surprised to find in the desert are plants. However there are many varieties of beautiful flowers that can be found in the desert. In order to preserve this beauty, Dust Wind Tales uses the process of pressing the flowers so that they can be enjoyed for years to come. The flowers are delicately pressed onto a piece of carefully selected hand carved wood that contrasts wonderfully with the beautiful colors of the flowers.
We also come across a lot of bones in the desert that can also be turned into beautiful pieces of the art. The dust and the wind in the desert erodes and shapes each bone differently, and because each bone is unique in its shape and size, each painted piece is a unique and beautiful piece of artwork. Whether you are looking for a painted antler as a table centerpiece or a small item you can wear as jewelry, we have an option for you. And of course no animals are ever harmed by us in order to create our art.
We also use the process of smoothing stones to create beautiful rock designs that our followers adore. Each rock tells its own tale of the desert as it has been impacted by the conditions of the desert differently. We carefully smooth down the rock over time and depending on the type of rock we will add a hand painted design. We love receiving the pictures from our clients with their beautiful Mojave desert rock on their office desk being used as a paper weight. They also make a wonderful addition to a garden.
The one object that people are less surprised to learn that we use in our artwork is sand. Sand painting is a beautiful tradition that many people learn is also part of the spiritual journey that gets imbedded with the artwork. Sand is such a unique object to work with that we are able to create many different designs for our customers.
Finally we use a special technique the gently manipulates photography to bring unique photos into our collection. Each one of our photos represents a tale of the desert that we would love to share with you.
No matter what your tastes in art are, we are confident that we will have a piece that will catch your eye and make a great addition to your home. Although each piece in our collection is unique and one of a kind, we truly do want people to enjoy the art so we are committed to keeping our collection affordable for everyone. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about the art on this site. We would love to share with you the Tales of the artwork.