Portraits of my Ancestors

This series draws upon a collection of vintage photographs of my grandmother, and moments in my childhood when I would see my father taking part in native ceremonies. 

Using these memories as inspiration, this series of portraits channels the spirit of my ancestors. Combining their likeness, the natural features of our native environment, and the mystical force they bring to my present day life. 

 

Native American Indian Portrait of my Father, 2016, Mixed media painting on wood with resin overlay, 48" x 48"

 

Purity, 2016, Mixed media painting on wood with resin overlay, 36" x 36"

 

Calling Coyotes, 2016, Mixed media painting on wood with resin overlay, 48" x 48"

 

Water Maiden, 2016, Mixed media painting on wood with resin overlay, 36" x 60"

 

The Balance of Strength and Wisdom, 2016, Mixed media painting on wood with resin overlay, 48"x 48"

 

 

Buffalo Nickel, 2016, Mixed media painting on wood with resin overlay, 48" x 48"