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mandalas

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I’ve been fooling around with mandala-like sketches to build on my Plains Mandala painted drypoint.  They are forms that become repositories for symbols which attract me.  In a way, the ‘mandalas’ are forays into discovering or illustrating ‘self’.  My logic is that if a symbol fascinates me and I want to explore it, then it is speaking to my unconscious.  

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Apr
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Topsy Turvey

On 19, Apr 2015 | No Comments | In Collages, Uncategorized | By admin

I’ve been delving into my Native American past.  I’m related to Instamaza (Iron Eye), the last Omaha chief through one of his four daughters – Rosalie.  I’ve made a number of mezzotint prints of the people in this branch of the family.  I’ve also started making acrylic / collages on paper adapting plains indian parfleche designs.  This is one of works on paper which expresses the chaos of the last years of their culture.

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Feb
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symbols

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Symbols embody such mystery for me.  I love the subconscious in their meanings.  The shell, water, and pearl are feminine images.  Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus sums up the beauty of the female, the feminine spirit.  As a symbol, so does the shell and pearl.