These are mixed media Native American inspired katsina dolls made with game pieces from checkers game and wire.
Continuing my work with monoprinting and a new head. The pics on the right side are completed with using other mediums to finish the piece. The pics on the left is where I stopped the monoprint process.
I started to work on an on-line monoprinting class and the instructor is an illustrator who uses whimsical animal figures as part of her imagery. Not really my thing, but have been learning new techniques working with the Gelli Plate.
Indian doll ornament I made several years ago. It is made with leather, felt, wire, paint and horsehair.
I took an Native American Indian drypoint etching and layered it over a collagraph print. I photoshop the images until I had a composition that I was pleased with.
My own vision of a Katsina done in
mixed media assemblage
This untitled piece was inspired by Tony Abeyta, who is this amazing Native American Mixed Media Artist. His new charcoal and ink wash drawings are beautiful.
This drive was from Mora County up through Questa and Red River.
We spent a whole day just driving up in the mountains and they are breathtaking! We had time to stop and visit our little retirement property along the way. We had purchased property a few years before we started a family and it’s really cute to hear the kids say, “when are we going to go visit our property”.
Anyway, our neighbor’s property is a bit of an eyesore. We are still trying to figure out how he made a blue single wide trailer into a two story trailer? Is it structurally sound, I’m not sure!
Tito’s Gallery is located on Bridge Street in Las Vegas, New Mexico. They have been carrying my Native American Indian dolls for several years, as well as some of my prints. Las Vegas is a quaint little town that a lot of folks get confused with Las Vegas, Nevada. Some people don’t even know that New Mexico is a part of the United States. I kid you not!!
Tito and Mary are the owners of Tito’s Gallery
Display of my dolls next to my prints.
Doll displayed at Tito’s Gallery is wrapped in Pendelton blanket.
Indian dances at the Indian Cultural Center in Albuquerque. I grew up in northern New Mexico and never attended any Indian events until now! My kids really enjoyed it.
My sister hooked me up with Kirtland Gallery in Albuquerque. They represent military veterans and I did serve for 8 years, so I qualified and they accepted some of my work. They are located on the Air Force Base and an I.D. or pass is required for entrance onto the base.
These are a few dolls I dropped during our visit home.