About the Series
Looking back, I realize I have always been fascinated by depictions of the human form, especially ones with spiritual qualities like the saints in Christian art, ancient statues and Kachina dolls. I loved making doll clothes from scraps, and dressing up my younger sisters and cousins in bizarre costumes. As an elementary art teacher, I realized my young students’ representations of people and animals were essential to telling their stories. The more I observed their work, the more I wanted to create figures myself, ones who would appear to come from a mysterious narrative. After years of building figures using all types of recycled materials, I am now experimenting with expressive human forms created only with wood. Explore my series below. Click on any image for a full-size view.