The aboriginal people of Australia are reputed to believe that a story seeks out or hunts its teller. I view my work in this respect. I am hunted by particular stories that choose to be told in the particular way that I can tell them. My work communicates the fading voices of spirits and animals to a human world that has forgotten them. Listening for these voices is a matter more of the heart than of the ears. Time spent in Nature and my many vivid dreams amplify their “sound.” Each piece tells a small story that has seeped through the cracks in ordinary reality, a story hoping to be heard by the heart of another and passed along. I wish my work to be an encouragement to others to listen for such voices, whispering faintly from beyond the facade of our daily lives.

The majority of my work is created with or on reclaimed materials, including “freecycled” boards, scrap metals, and other found objects. The bone and crow-feather necklace in the portrait photo of me above is also my work.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for your interest, Mark. I’m glad the work resonates with you. I’ve been meaning to get a store page going, but haven’t gotten to it. In the meantime, you can email me at SongDogDreaming@gmail.com to discuss what you’re interested in. A few pieces are already owned, but most are available for purchase. I have a set of 25 note cards (5 designs) also available.

  2. Hello, I just stumbled across your work and it is lovely. I am interested in maybe purchasing some of your work if that is possible. If not that is understandable.

  3. Thanks to all for your generous comments! I had meant to reply individually, but vaguely recall changing a setting somewhere to keep replies from nesting, and now I can’t remember what I did, of course. :-/ To avoid a long string of comments from me at the top of the page, I will thank you all at once here, with apologies for the “form letter.”

    Sarah, thank you for passing on your SO’s thoughts. That is very sweet indeed. He is most welcome to have a look around Songdog Dreaming. I’m often reminded of your striking crow photos in my day-to-day encounters with them. We have one in the neighborhood with a very unusual vocabulary that includes a sound like a cuckoo-clock! Perhaps you know him! 🙂

  4. I have a lovely compliment for you that I just had to share. The significant other was reading over some of my old blog posts and he noticed that your comments above all stood out and he asked about you. He says all your comments are so deep and insightful and you seem like a beautiful spirit. I’ll have to coax him over to your little spot on the web here so he can see how your art solidifies that notion! 🙂 Be well!

  5. Camilla!! i happened upon you somewhere else leaving a comment and followed you home. i didn’t know you were back posting but do love your newest piece but couldn’t figure out how to leave a comment. i’d love to pick your brain on the armature you used for your wonderful gazelle. he’s a beauty, i love he’s standing with a rhinestone in his eye! he reminds me of my little deer head but i had scrounged his head from an old cheap clock. i used to make paper mache(sp?) things but they were quite small. I’d love to make larger animals like yours. I hope to talk with you soon. 🙂

  6. Dear Camilla, I am very glad to have you back, you had been greatly missed. I appreciate your kind words in my blog –we have talked extensively about issues dear to our hearts. The other night, I was thinking of Benji and all what we shared about his plight.

    I wanted to leave a comment in one of your posts, but I do not see the comment form. I look forward to your extraordinary artwork.

    A big hug.

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