"Reflecting Pond" is white earthen ware clay, engobes, glaze. Original design
by Sheila Vosen-Shorten. Approx. 10" dia. and is for sale at $175.00.
The aspen, mountains, water and air of Montana inspired me to create this
meditative piece that invites the viewer to plumb his or her own depths.
Aspen ringing the pond are mirrored on its surface, represented by the
central blue of reflected sky.
[Ed. note - right click on image to view full effect.]
A native Montanan whose ancestors homesteaded on the Hi-Line, Sheila
Vosen-Shorten is rooted to the land, culture and spiritual qualities of rural
Montana and her people. She has lived in Bozeman, Mt. since 1992, with her
husband Perry, where they build mandolins and sculpt pottery.
In September of 1998 she won the Mother Lode Golden Nugget Award for
poetry. She is a member of Treasure State Writers and has published in the
TSW Inkslinger. Sheila enjoys reading her poetry at the Cowboy Poetry
Gatherings in Lewistown, Mt. and has shared her poetry-slide presentation,
called "Sacred Places," at various locations in Bozeman and Sheridan,
Mt. She loves the process of writing and is currently working on short
stories based on life in Northeastern Montana.
Copyright © 1998 Sheila Vosen-Shorten. All rights reserved. Used
by permission of the artist.
This page last updated 1-15-99.