Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This is Turquoise Head another figure form the Synthesis
collection. This is one of my favorite pieces. I'v enjoyed the
whole process, forming the clay creating the texture. The head
and shoulders are supported by a copper armature. The arms
are made of strands of shell disk and the hands are wood.
I think of my work as a synthesis of cultures past, and my
own times as a woman, mother and artist.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Lapis Head is from a collection of figures influenced from African and Asian artifacts. I call this collection Synthesis Figures. Cultural synthesis
is the intertwining of cultures, ideas, and techniques to develop a whole
new way of doing things. These figures are completely hand crafted and
and composed of Lapis, a replica of an antique Asian coin, woven wild grass, wood and the Yoruba brass bead handcast from OldNigeria Africa.