Me, tapping into my Native American roots at our family’s historic cabin, 2013.
Hide, Go Seek, 2014
Original Polaroid 3.25x4.25”
"How still everything seemed
how elaborately still
and all I could think of lying there
as I bounded from hill to hill
was the phrase
In movement is blessing."
- Patti Smith, from the Woolgathering
Original Polaroid, 3.25 x 4.25”
The Ojibwe people have an ancient legend about the origin of the dreamcatcher. Storytellers speak of Asibikaashi, the Spider Woman and how she took care of the children and the people of the land. Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread to the four corners of North America. It became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children, so the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants.The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents how giizis (the sun) travels each day across the sky. Light through the dreamcatcher filtered out bad dreams and brought only good thoughts into the mind. «Learn More»
Happy to share work in this exhibition. If you’re in New Orleans this Fall or Winter, please check it out. Show runs October 4, 2014-January 4, 2015. It will be up during PhotoNOLA.
Surprise Royal Mail. Timing impeccable - as it comes when I have to make a leap of faith.