"Fertility" is a mixed media construction of acrylic, paper and wood and features three removable neckpieces with beads of metal, shell, coral, and rose quartz. The lower neckpiece was inspired by an ancient indonesian design which was to promote fertility.
Thursday, July 29, 2004
Monday, July 12, 2004
"Totem" is a mixed media construction which includes trade cloth, burlap, turtle shell, pottery shards, old brass thimbles, Indian head pennies, feather, and beads of glass, turquoise and amber. Much of the inspiration for this piece comes from the Lakota culture of the Northern Plains. The turtle symbolized long life for the Lakota, and and the trade cloth, thimbles, and beads were important elements in the people's economic well being in the 1800s. It features a removable neckpiece for personal adornment.
Saturday, July 10, 2004
Ghost Shirt is a mixed media construction which incorporates wood, leather, nails, seed pods, African carved and painted face, horsehair, tin cones, bovine teeth, and beads of bone, glass and shell, as well as African trade beads. It is inspired by the Ghost dance movement which swept the indigenous peoples of the Northern Plains in the late 1800s. The piece combines "wall art" with "wearable art" in that it features a removable neckpiece.
Ghost Dance is a mixed media construction which incorporates wood, tin, iron,copper and other metals with beads of glass, stone, and polymer clay, as well as African trade beads and African sand cast beads. It is inspired by the Ghost dance movement which swept across the tribes of the Northern Plains in the late 1800s. This piece features a removable necklace with beads of glass, metal, polymer clay, and stone.
Monday, July 05, 2004
"Three Virtues of a Chinese Gentleman" is a mixed media construction which includes handmade paper, wood, carved bone, turquoise, amber, African brass kirdi beads, Chinese coins, and sterling silver beads from Asia. It features a removable neckpiece for personal adornment.
Sunday, July 04, 2004
"Lakota" is a mixed media construction which is built around a traditional, ceremonial "dance stick" of the Lakota people. It is comprised of wood, leather, trade cloth, copper, acrylic, buffalo teeth, feathers, and beads of glass and bone, including some old trade beads. It features a removable neckpiece with beads of bone, glass, wood, and old African trade beads.