"Danger is Just a Hairs Breath Away, etching, chine colle, 12" x 16."
In Lakota lore the buffalo carries in their heart the strength of their people. This is called a Heart Line. The writing connecting the mouth with the heart represents how humans should use their heart as the center of their strength.
Heritage Denied. 15" x 18" . Lithograph, chine colle'. 2001
Feet rising, a metaphor for rising above conflict, also symbolize release.
History Lesson. 16" x 20". Lithograph, relief, chine colle'. 2002
Reminiscent of Indian ledger drawings, this print pictures the soldier on the left, with text from official statistics underneath. The right depicts the Indian, with writings taken from my great grandmother¹s journals written in Sioux. The red irregular shapes in the background represent small pox under a microscope. Disease was another factor in the demise of the native way of life.
"Wind Woman," digital print, no comma after relief between woodcut, 17 x 17.
Itatawin, the artists great grandmother, full blooded Sioux (Hunkpapa)
"Looking up toward Hope" 14, 18 " etching, chine colle'.
"Scenic Journey to Ft. Marion". etching 14" x 36"
Detail Prey 22" x 60" Digital print, handwork 2000
They were as Numerous as Grass. 22" x 22". Lithograph, woodcut. 2002/2004
Although the drawing alludes to the disappearance of the buffalo, the text reveals names of various Indian chiefs who died either through conflict, disease or old age. Both reference the disappearance of a history.
What shall we do with our Indians? . 16" x 20. Lithograph, chine colle'. 2002
The text was taken from a British phamplet which referred to the problem of the "Indians" in India and how they should be dealt with. This is superimposed over native writings in red and the Indian rising is a metaphor for rising above the conflict.
Wisdom. image 3" x 3". Etching. 2000
Native Sioux lore says the weasel represents wisdom, and the beaver long life.
"ABC's of Civilization", lithograph, goatskin vellum chine colle from 19th century British land document.