Body of

Work

2008 to Present 


Taken from a Cherokee myth:

When humans first became aware, our soul buckled under the weight of consciousness, sending a crack down our soul that split it into the heart self and the shadow self. Now we live unbalanced because of the miscommunications between these two selves and our body. The path to wholeness is in blending these two selves back together, and this process is called ‘becoming human’.

Tether (Spirit Self #1)

Tether (Spirit Self #1)

2011 Silk, Velvet, Yarn, Beads, Embroidery Floss, Quilt Batting, Paper Clay, Acrylic Paint, Acylic on Canvas 20 inches by 20 inches by (variable) 7 ft

Tether (Spirit Self #1)

Tether (Spirit Self #1)

2011 Silk, Velvet, Yarn, Beads, Embroidery Floss, Quilt Batting, Paper Clay, Acrylic Paint, Acylic on Canvas 20 inches by 20 inches by (variable) 7 ft

Tether (Spirit Self #1)

Tether (Spirit Self #1)

2011 Silk, Velvet, Yarn, Beads, Embroidery Floss, Quilt Batting, Paper Clay, Acrylic Paint, Acylic on Canvas 20 inches by 20 inches by (variable) 7 ft

 
Vessel (Heart-Self #1)

Vessel (Heart-Self #1)

2011 Velvet, Yarn, Beads, Paper clay, enamel, gouache and acrylic on canvas 1 ft by 1 ft by 5 inches tall

Vessel (Heart-Self #1)

Vessel (Heart-Self #1)

2011 Velvet, Yarn, Beads, Paper clay, enamel, gouache and acrylic on canvas 1 ft by 1 ft by 5 inches tall

Vessel (Heart-Self #1)

Vessel (Heart-Self #1)

2011 Velvet, Yarn, Beads, Paper clay, enamel, gouache and acrylic on canvas 1 ft by 1 ft by 5 inches tall

 
Altar (Body-Self #1)

Altar (Body-Self #1)

2009 Recycled Cardboard, Second Hand Fabric, Beads, Petrified Wood, Embroidery Floss, Paper Clay, Shoe Polish, Paper Mache, Acrylic Paint 30 inches by 30 inches by 15 inches

Altar (Body-Self #1)

Altar (Body-Self #1)

2009 Recycled Cardboard, Second Hand Fabric, Beads, Petrified Wood, Embroidery Floss, Paper Clay, Shoe Polish, Paper Mache, Acrylic Paint 30 inches by 30 inches by 15 inches

Altar (Body-Self #1)

Altar (Body-Self #1)

2009 Recycled Cardboard, Second Hand Fabric, Beads, Petrified Wood, Embroidery Floss, Paper Clay, Shoe Polish, Paper Mache, Acrylic Paint 30 inches by 30 inches by 15 inches

Altar (Body-Self #1)

Altar (Body-Self #1)

2009 Recycled Cardboard, Second Hand Fabric, Beads, Petrified Wood, Embroidery Floss, Paper Clay, Shoe Polish, Paper Mache, Acrylic Paint 30 inches by 30 inches by 15 inches