Martha Moran: Herons

by | Jun 1, 2022

My herons were so popular at the OSA/OVLC “Art in Nature’s Wonderland” event, I am making more!  They’re fabricated out of beach wood — the “bodies” from wood that washed down from the Montecito mudslide after the Thomas Fire, as well as driftwood from north of Cambria. The wings are eucalyptus bark — which comes in a variety of colors.

And if you are headed toward Palm Springs in the next year, Tanya Kovaleski and I have a sculpture exhibit at the Maloof Foundation for the Arts gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, just off the 210 freeway.

Book a tour of Sam Maloof’s Studio and House beforehand at  Well worth a visit!

1 Comment

  1. Constance

    Good Afternoon Ms. Moran. I made a visit yesterday to the Sam Maloof gardens – my first visit was a few years ago. I was pleasantly surprised to see your rock stacking art at the garden. I had not read up on the exhibits before my visit. I have been wanting to construct balancing rock art for years but I never followed thru. I want to thank you for reigniting my desire to finally give this art form a try. I love all of the different materials you use. I took numerous photos of your work and I feel so blissed out!! to give it a go. I am an amateur gardener but my passion and balance in life is simply all about nature and nature walks. I have not been to Ojai in many years but I will most certainly make a point to stop by your studio. Thank you for your work – it’s fantastic.


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