Welcome to Curious Gourd! Through an overwhelming curiosity and need to be challenged artistically, my 25 years of decorative painting experience evolved into gourd art. Since no two gourds are exactly alike, each one presents a challenge as to what best suits it. If you are not a believer that inanimate objects can "talk" then read no further because, like chocolate chip cookies calling from the cookie jar, gourds do "talk" and tell what design suits them best.
On occasion an idea may go in search of a particular gourd but, more often than not the shape of the gourd brings about the idea. Inspired by nature, architecture and cultural designs, each image is first pyrographed (wood burned) and/or carved into the gourd, then embellished using a variety of mediums such as heat set dyes, paints, colored pencils and natural materials to create a one of a kind work of art.
Each piece is fade resistant and sealed to enhance and preserve its beauty for years to come, requiring only an occasional dusting with a damp cloth.