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Steinbrueck Native Gallery

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

this text moved from home page, originally posted in September

Back to School, Fall is fast approaching

I have been carving up a storm for an upcoming show in Seattle, Women Carvers of the Northwest. Along with an elaborately carved ladle depicting one of Wegyet's adventures, I created a moon mask "Weaver's Moon" that entailed researching the traditional Northwest Coast Weaving style of "Raven's Tail" weaving. I am in awe of our weaver's, they hold a valuable part of our history in their hands, and my hat's off to those who learn such a difficult art. This piece is in honor of all our weaver's and incorporates the lighting pattern of raven's tail, a bold pattern of spruce root basket weaving, and the pattern of a fish net which incorporates another type of weave. The wise woman always holds respect for traditional knowledge, and this is my rendition of her face. This photo is a preview of the detail on the brim in progress, you will have to wait to see the whole moon mask when the show opens November 3rd at the Steinbrueck Gallery.

5 dec 12 @ 11:23 pm          Comments


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Summer 2008

completed year 2 at the Freda Diesing NWCC program.

Northern Exposure II at the Spirit Wrestler Gallery
Four large standing panels, Stained Glass, commissioned by John Carlo Felicella for Culinary Team Canada for the 2008 Culinary Oplympics

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