pieces are available from the Quimera Gallery collection.
Please check with the gallery at 505-955-0998 if you are interested
in purchasing a piece.
Custom orders are welcome. Riggs enjoys working directly with clients
to produce unique pieces, incorporating theme and dimension requirements.
Examples of prices:
Tall Butterfly cabinet- $6,800.00
Hollyhock armoire- $10,000
Cabinets, credenzas, armoires, treasure cabinets, etc.: pieces
may range between $4,800-$30,000 depending on size and complexity
Beds and headboards range between $5,200-$18,000
Folding Screens start at $4,800
Mirrors start at $1,500
All architectural elements (doors, cabinet fronts, valences, columns)
are made to order.
Prices, based on the size, and complexity of the design, will be quoted
Each portal is $5,600
Signed quality prints, 17"x22", are available for $95.00
Signed prints, 17"x30", each showing two Totems, are available
Commissions are welcomed (see the Labryrinth Totem).
Prices would start at $25,000.
Totems as pictured are in the $30-35,000
for the six original Totems in the Mind at Large series
came to me in a flash one morning while attending a lecture. Leonard
Schlain, who had written a book entitled Venus and the Alphabet, gave
the talk. He was speaking of a time far back in the pre-history of
mankind when, he said, according to archaeological evidence, our
skulls had grown too large to be normally birthed. Many deaths of
women and babies in childbirth tell the story. Interestingly, right
that same time, we see an enormous flowering of culture: pottery,
this I had an insight that, my goodness, that then was the very beginning
of the virtual mind: that from that point our brains literally
began to grow themselves through the artifact of culture. I later found
out that in fact these artifacts, as I call them, are referred
to as cultural meems, just as we have genes. I began to
think of this as The Mind at Large.
in all cultures represent those creatures or events, which are the
sources of power for the individual or the tribe. And so I created
the six Totems,
representing the evolution of consciousness through all aspects of
culture, through our relationship to Gaia, to the World Tribe, and
to our innermost
selves. To me these relationships represent the greatest gift, the
greatest source of power.
I embark upon the creative journey of making a Totem for someone,
what I want to know is: what are those experiences, those places and creatures,
and those relationships that have the most meaning, that have brought
joy and excitement, in other words, more power to your life?
Or, as in Elspeths case, what is of most concern, of most interest
we can begin. It begins with you, and I take it from there.
Swimmersoriginals are $2,800 each
Signed prints are available for $95.00 each