Key to the Town: Greenbox Arts Festival
It’s getting to be that time of year for the Green Box Arts Festival held in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado.
Last year, I was asked to create keys to the city of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, to be presented to honored artists at the Green Box Arts Festival. Wildfires shut down the festival last year, but this year all systems are go. Christian Keesee, founder and promoter talks about this year’s festival in the Denver Post.
I worked with artist Holly Troy to design the keys and we created this unique art piece. The keys are cast in bronze and then are hand-hammered and highly polished, giving each key a unique surface texture. The come with a bronze chain and a medallion naming the recipient of the key and the year. The keys are approximately nine inches long by three inches wide.
This was an amazing project, and it is really exciting that my work will be used over the next several years.Read More
Neptune Rising – Carved Silver Ring
There is an urgency to Matagi’s designs. The carvings appear to have rapid movement, like a fast flowing stream swirling and eddying over and around stones and branches, or the splash and froth of water as an ocean wave curls upon itself. I am amazed that Matagi’s bold carvings create a sense of fluidity in solid silver. His design sense is both skilled and intuitive. — Holly Troy
This ring is squared for an extremely comfortable fit between the fingers and the inner edges of the ring are beveled for smooth wearing. Hand-carved whitened silver, one-of-a-kind.Read More
I am committed to Woman’s Health! I’ll be at and supporting the annual Planned Parenthood Event and Fundraiser that is happening in Flagstaff, AZ on March 8th. I am very happily donating my Ultra Mod Crater Cuff with Turquoise for auction. Come to the event! Your support is more important than ever – and smarter than…Read More
I love working with labradorite. The color of the stone is constantly changing – it actually becomes brighter as less light shines on it.
My partner Holly was telling me as I was making this, that it’s a Goddess-y piece. It reminds her of Isis.
Labradorite Crescent Moon
My partner Holly Troy is a yoga teacher. Last year she suggested I design an Om pendant for the Flagstaff Yoga Festival.
I did—and this piece has been a favorite!
Silver Om Pendant