Art Alchemy Studio


Mixed Media Art by Chaska Peacock

Monday, June 17, 2019

Peruvian Dolls



These dolls are contemporary Peruvian dolls made using ancient (pre-Colombian) textile fragments. They are re-creations of a doll-making tradition that existed 1000 years ago along the arid central coast of Peru. Modern indigenous Peruvian artisans recreate Chancay dolls (named after the Chancay culture that inhabited the central coast of Peru ca. AD 1000 - 1476) in the old style using ancient fabrics. The Chancay culture is believed to have been conquered and incorporated into the Inca Empire in the mid to late 13th century. The original Chancay dolls did not have embroidered faces but instead the facial features were woven into a piece of cloth which was wrapped around plant fiber to form the doll's head. The original dolls have been found in tombs and were possibly funerary offerings.  I purchased these dolls from an indigenous vendor when traveling the  back roads of Peru.  10.5 to 11" in height.  $45 each.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

I'll Wait for You



This is a 11" high assemblage.  Dog seated on antiqued wood stand with mirror and working drawer.  I titled it "I'll Wait for You"


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Why Buy Art?


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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A New Obsession





A  death of a close family member and the loss of my most favorite art patron has laid me low, but I'm getting back to what uplifts my spirit.....creating beauty.  It began with my desire to draw attention to adoptable dogs.  Some shelters expressed interest in presenting their dogs with glamour shots, and so I created flower crowns.   The crowns are adjustable and fit medium sized dogs and even human heads.  Smaller dogs can wear them around their necks as leis.  Sales support donations to shelters.  For a limited time, I am offering these for $25 each.    Contact me if you wish to purchase or are a shelter   chaska@ix.netcom.com

Oh, by the way....This sweet, very patient model is my 13 year old rescued sheltie, Quincy. 

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Why Art?



Sunday, November 04, 2018

Dias de los Muertos


Day of the Dead is celebrated in honor of departed love ones.  It is always a colorful and happy event.  This is a commissioned shrine box, so not available.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Why Buy from an Artist?



Thursday, October 04, 2018

Pottery Barn, Austin, TX



You are cordially invited to come see my art at the Pottery Barn in Austin, TX. October 6, 2018 from
11 AM till 3PM.  I will be showing my PrayerPortals, Feng Shui Altars, and my Art Dolls.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wisdom Keeper





In this Prayer Portal Ganesh represents inner strength and wisdom.  The sun bell is a call for gratitude for all your blessings, particularly those that Ganesh brings.    $150   SOLD

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Monday, August 20, 2018

The Door is Always Open



Guan Yin, the goddess of compassion, teaches us that there are no limits to love and to freedom.  This Prayer Portal invites us to open our hearts to compassion.  $225

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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Home


This Feng Shui Prayer Portal features Guan Yin, the goddess of compassion, and more quartz and amethyst crystals than I have ever used.  I work intuitively, and that was what was called for!  It is simply entitled "Home"    Approximately 9" x 12",  $325

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Monday, June 18, 2018

WHO is the creator?



Monday, May 14, 2018

Into the Light



This work which I have entitled "Into the Light" contains crystals and semi-precious stones.  Approximately 9" by 11.5", is a bit larger in size and more complex than most of my work.  It will help empower anyone going through a transition.

Raven brings the ability to bend time and space for the perfect moment at the right time.  He signifies rebirth, renewal, reflection and healing.  Raven helps with transitions and transformations, moving them along smoothly by casting light into darkness.

$250

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Is It Worth It?