10" stained glass mosaic plate. " Time Warp To Paradise" by VIctor NUnnally -gift
Portland, Oregon has been a place of tribal reunion. There was a time when I worked and resided at a primitive Eco Resort on the Island of ST John. It was called Maho Bay Camps. 114 stick built cabins nestled on a dense forested hillside connected by wooden boardwalks and hundreds of stairs. It was a village of pure enchantment where the employees lived and worked together. It was somewhat of a civil experiment. 20 years I spent journeying to and fro since 1986. It was there in 2000 that I wanted to start being an artist and to find my style of expression. It was there where I created my first mosaic. I made this plate for the Art Director who had asked me to produce the initial piece. She is here in Portland and I am about to go see her and her husband. This is for them. Maho Bay was something very special to a lot of people. Unfortunately it's 40 year lease ran out in 2013 and the Angels wept as it was closed down and the property sold. However, I understand a conservationist purchased the 14 acres and plans to keep it intact. We are the Maho Tribe and there are hundreds (if not thousands) of us who experienced a lifestyle that proved to be wondrous. Thank you Stanley Selengut, the founder and creator. I have encountered numerous tribe members on this West Coast Journey. It is great to see so many. I painted an Oil Painting of Maho Bay. I wonder where it is.