2016-2917 have been good years. My art through prints, never predictable, covers abstracts, birds, Southern face jugs, and, of course, tap dancing. I love variety and focus is not one of my strengths! In 2017, I introduced colour in my prints. Wowza!
I have always been both amazed and intrigued with the art of Northern Alaska. Then again, not only the art but the stories behind the art and the Alaskan myths. The imagery is awe-inspiring. I think I caught some of it.
I love the story of Jonah. Probably, one of the few characters in the Old Testament who was told by God as to what to do . . . and he chose not to! Although a whiner, I think I would have liked him. In addition to my prints, I also created a handmade limited edition book "JONAH REDUX ~ The Book of Jonah According to Jack".
Southwestern architecture. Historically,originating from the Pueblo Native Americans over a thousand years old; some, however, stylistically only go back to the "Pueblo Revival Movement" of the early 20th century.
My dolls are inspired by Native American dolls of the 19th Century. They are handmade of natural hides, vintage fabrics, raw cotton, powdered dyes, beads, bone, etc. Not specific to anyone tribe or Native American group, they are representative of the dolls made for young children to be used as learning tools and loving objects.