Gallery I

Most of these works explore the concept of personal and cultural identity by uniting images of ancient tribal masks, totems, cave paintings and petroglyphs with contemporary portraits. When the primal emotion embodied in totemic art combines with modern portraiture, a narrative is created that questions one’s individuality, place in society and relationship with the past. Due to the internet, knowledge relating to any society can now be readily accessed. This increased dialogue with other cultures alters one's own ethnic identity. It is almost impossible to stay insulated within one’s own community. Thus, my work portrays other cultures through a reverse prism, taking disparate images and merging them into a narrative whole. I think of these works as conversations.


These pieces are woven on a 4-shaft loom using the split-shed tied Beiderwand structure. By combining ancient imagery and methods with a contemporary approach, I seek to bridge the gap between tradition and innovation, respecting one while celebrating the other.
The pieces on this page are 20" X 16" and are stretched around wooden frames. Click on each photo for more information about attribution, fiber content and price. Contact the artist to purchase.

Incorporates Inuit sculpture and Swiss Roitschaeggaetae mask. Wool & cotton. 20" X 16". $775

Untitled

Incorporates Himalayan mask image. Wool & cotton. 20" X 16". $575

Hidden Past

Incorporates Kifwebe mask image. Wool & cotton. 20" X 16". $550

Spoken

Incorporates Zemi figure. Taino people. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $525

Appeasing the Angry God

Incorporates African mask image. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $875

Ray Quartered

Incorporates votive head image, Prato Pueblo. Wool & cotton. 20" X 16". $500

Don't Frack With Me

Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $800

Keep Your Innocence

Incorporates Mochica feline head. Wool, cotton, rayon & silk. 20" X 16". SOLD

Bad Night Moon

Incorporates image of 19th century Nepalese mask. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $425

Truth Through Comedy

Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $650

Stalker

Incorporates image of the inside of a Tibetan Citipati mask. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $475

Behind the Mask

Incorporates image of Ifugao Bulul (hearth figure). Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $625

I Work in a Place with No Windows

Incorporates prehistoric human sacrum, Lucayan people. Wool, cotton, rayon & silk. 20" X 16". $575

Woodland Goddess

Incorporates ancient Venus sculpture. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $525

Veiled I

Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $500

Seeking Solace

Incorporates South Seas carving. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". SOLD

The Old Lion Remembers

Incorporates African mask image. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $650

Right Brain, Left Brain

Incorporates ancient Venus sculpture. Wool, linen & cotton, 20" X 16". $600

Veiled II

Incorporates ancient Venus figurine. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $1,025

Planning the Revolution

Incorporates image of Akan pendant, Ivory Coast. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". SOLD

Oh, the Possibilities!

Incorporates image of Inuit sculpture. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $575

Someday I'll Be On My Own

Incorporates Old Bearing Sea sculpture. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $575

Closer

Incorporates Melanesian Kulap figure. Wool, cotton, rayon & silk. 20" X 16". $625

Hard To Let Go

Incorporates Melanesian Kulap figure. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $775

A Part of Me

Incorporates image of Ifugao Bulul (hearth figure). Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $475

Doorway

1st cen. AD hammered gold pendant. Tolima people, Columbia. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". SOLD

Unspoken

Images of Amelia Earhart and wood mini-mask, Dan culture. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $475

Finding Amelia

Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $575

Past and Future

Incorporates theater mask. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $525

Fat Girl

Incorporates Ifugao Bulul (hearth figure) image. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $525

Tranquility Lies Within

Incorporates Day of the Dead mask. Wool, cotton, rayon & silk. 20" X 16". $475

What Lies Beneath

Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $425

Death Waits

1st century BCE mask, Tolima region, Mexico. Wool, cotton, rayon & silk. 20" X 16". $625

My Ghost Waits

Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $600

Impact

Incorporates Japanese Kabuki mask image. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $500

Third Eye

Incorporates Day of the Dead image. Wool & cotton, 20" X 16". $525

Diagnosis