AspenSpirit

   A gallery of modern rustic accents for you home decor influenced by the aspen groves of Colorado.   Welcome to Aspen Spirit

Living in the mountains, and enjoying 3 months off a year , I was taught quickly  that hobbies are needed.  With my experience in the wood finishing business, and my new  found ability to walk in the woods with open eyes to the treasures that abound, my hobby began, my hobby became a passion, my garage became my shop, and  in 2004, with encouragement from artist friends,  Aspen Spirit was born.  I am self-taught, and God taught in seeing the beauty in wood that might appear to others as a piece of firewood. 

  I have been heavily influenced by all the rustic artists before me .  You could say my style is rather simple where as the tree, and limb shapes, are the soul of each piece.  I do very little carving or boring to fit my wood sculpture together.  Thanks to nature my specimens are already shaped, and de-barked, so my clever eye only has to trim, polish, assemble, and most importantly, balance.   My experience with hunting wood has taught me to choose, and only use the the sturdiest standing dead specimens, allowing me to create a piece of art that will stand the test of time.   I harvest my wood from our property in Bailey, and South Park, at elevations above 9000'.  (see pics on photo page)

 Custom order inquiries welcome.

 My thanks to the following for inspiration and direction; God, and his forest's, friends, and artist's.

Heartfelt thanks goes out to our armed services that allow  me the freedoms I enjoy in this great Country.

                   

 

 

 

 

 Last update 2/20/16

 

 

 

  

 



 All ordering, pricing, and payment done through my secure shop on Etsy.com as well as description. 

www.aspenspirit.etsy.com


Please visit my latest creations in progress on 

www.facebook.com/aspenspiritgallery


My photography can be seen, & bought at

www.viewbug.com/member/aspenspirit 


Inquiries welcome contact me at;  mjshaft@aol.com