Storied Ground


A few years ago I found a pottery shard near my home in Arizona. It was large enough to estimate the size and shape but most interesting was feeling the impressions made inside the pot by the fingers of the maker who was probably a woman. A small monograph titled "An Overland Trip to the Grand Canyon" by John Wesley Powell, recounts his explorations of the Colorado River Plateau in 1870. Beautifully illustrated, it contains a few depictions of the indigenous women he encountered. My intent in doing this work was to present the images of the women of this area and their work and environment, a story not often told about their contributions to their way of life.

I can't imagine the hardship of being a woman bearing and raising children, harvesting wild foods, making clothing and pots and baskets, all in the harsh environment of the Southwest. This is my little tribute to them.

This collage is on board, 12x12 inches image size. It is framed in a deep floater frame of brushed silver, making the overall size 13.5 x 13.5 x 3 inches deep. It is composed of vintage images, an antique book cover, a map and hand-dyed papers, all mounted on hardboard with acrylic medium to preserve the surface.

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