visual anthropology narratives
The Healers, encaustic wax on wood panel, 16x16
Chinese, Ayurveda, and spiritual healing have all played a role in my life, alongside traditional western medicine, and I am grateful. "iNyanga," "PanchaKarma," "Chi," and "The Healer."
Native Women Warriors, encaustic wax on wood panel, 16x20
Celebrating indigenous american woman who fought alongside men protecting their native lands.
Brown Weasel Woman was a highly respected member of the Piegan Tribe of the Blackfeet Nation, who lived in the 1820's. Lozen was a Chiricahua Apaches who learned the ways of the warriors and joined forces with Geronimo.
Irish Eyes, watercolor, pen & ink, 9x12.
Those smiling eyes. I met more people traveling in Ireland than anywhere I've been. No one's a stranger to the Irish, and I miss it. Images inspired by photos from Irish street photographer Tim Bingham @public_lens.
Into the Wilderness, photo encaustic 9x12. Digitally-altered images embellished with encaustic paint. This series started as my response to the COVID pandemic. These works are in a state of constant change.
Vetted Souls, Encaustic and ink, 8x8. From photos by Leroy Skalstad, a formerly homeless Vietnam veteran.
"I believe most folks don't realize how complex homelessness is. I was someone affected by my military experience as I waited for a decision from the Veterans Administration. Some are folks and families were living paycheck to paycheck. Some are affected by their substance abuse." - Leroy Skalstad.
No Time for the Blues, encaustic wax, 12x12
A tribute to the Mississippi blues artists who performed in juke joints and had little commercial success, but who greatly influenced American Blues music.