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. The internet gives us the ability to communicate with people from all over the world and to access knowledge relating to any society. 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, these works portray other cultures through a reverse prism, taking disparate images and merging them into a narrative whole. I think of these works as conversations between cultures.


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 to enlarge. Contact the artist to purchase.

Seeking Solace

Seeking Solace

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

Keep Your Innocence

Keep Your Innocence

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

Stalker

Stalker

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

Bad Night Moon

Bad Night Moon

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

Spoken

Spoken

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

Hidden Past

Hidden Past

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

Veiled I

Veiled I

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

Right Brain, Left Brain

Right Brain, Left Brain

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

I Work in a Place with No Windows

I Work in a Place with No Windows

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

Veiled II

Veiled II

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

The Old Lion Remembers

The Old Lion Remembers

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

Closer

Closer

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

Hard To Let Go

Hard To Let Go

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

Oh, the Possibilities!

Oh, the Possibilities!

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

A Part of Me

A Part of Me

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

Ray Quartered

Ray Quartered

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

Don't Frack With Me

Don't Frack With Me

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

Third Eye

Third Eye

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

Appeasing the Angry God

Appeasing the Angry God

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

Doorway

Doorway

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

Planning the Revolution

Planning the Revolution

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

Unspoken

Unspoken

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

Island Goddess

Island Goddess

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

Finding Amelia

Finding Amelia

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

Tranquility Lies Within

Tranquility Lies Within

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

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

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

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

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

My Ghost Waits

My Ghost Waits

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

Untitled

Untitled

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

Truth Through Comedy

Truth Through Comedy

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

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

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

Fat Girl

Fat Girl

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

Someday I'll Be on My Own

Someday I'll Be on My Own

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

Impact

Impact

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

Past and Future

Past and Future

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

Death Waits

Death Waits

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