Mobile Home 2000 and MFA Thesis Work
 
    Okanagan Homelands
 
 
 

Sweat, 1999

Clouds, 2000

 

spʼíƛ̕əm (Bitterroot), 1999

   
 

Okanagan Petroglyphs, 1999

Kylie, 1999

 

qáqnaʔ's Old House, 1999

   
             
 
 

Messages/er...Some Understood/Misunderstood...Some Never Forgotten, 2000, Suit Cases, Scotch Print, Resin, Corn, Installation (close up), Henry Art Gallery, MFA Thesis Show.

 

Messages/er...Some Understood/Misunderstood...Some Never Forgotten, 2000, Suit Cases, Scotch Print, Resin, Corn, Installation shot, Henry Art Gallery, MFA Thesis Show.

 

Messages/er...Some Understood/Misunderstood...Some Never Forgotten (Detail Parts), 2000, Installation shot, Henry Art Gallery, MFA Thesis Show.

The suitcase piece:

Messages/er...Some Understood/Misunderstood...Some Never Forgotten conceptually is about the messages we receive from the Creator that we think we understand, but later find confusing or totally different then we had understood them to be first off. 

The small images on the wall that relate to the corn in the suitcase resin are about all the individual feelings or parts of messages we carry with us.  The small images also represent the knowledge we have already that we bring to each new challenge or situation. 

The suitcases are a way to take things with you, and carry unwanted or wanted 'baggage' with us to each new place or situation.  The entire piece illustrates and speaks about all these nonphysical emotions bringing them to form.

 

Messages/er...Some Understood/Misunderstood...Some Never Forgotten (Detail Parts), 2000, Installation shot, Henry Art Gallery, MFA Thesis Show.

Sand Flats, 1999

Okanagan landscape that was used for the mirror image scotch/3m print that is on the Mobile Home piece.

"Mobile Home"

(Okanagan Landscape),  2000

To further explore aspects and overlap of travel and memory Mobile Home was created.The car piece is about always taking your home with you no matter where you travel.  The Okanagan landscape is the place I was born, and were most of my family still lives today.  It is an image from my reservation in Canada.  There is a long modern Native 'tradition' of keeping old cars in your yard or around your house available to you at any time.  They just collect there like a pile of old leaves.

They are kept around in case of usefulness.  For example you could use them for parts, in case you get them running again in the future, or kids have used them for large climbing toys.  There has never been one reservation I have ever been to in my life that was without some of these cars.  Instead of the car in its usual environment it has the environment on it, a traveling homage to these cars in the landscape, and a place that will always be with me in my heart.

 

Mobile Home, 2000

Pontiac 6000, Scotch/3m Print, Audio Loupe, Aprox 5ft/6ft/12ft, Henry Art Gallery, MFA Thesis Show.

June 2000, Installation shot (Wall View), Henry Art Gallery, MFA Thesis Show.

MFA (Master of the fine arts) Exhibit

University of Washington, School of Art, May 27 - June 25, 2000 Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.

~ PDF FILE LINKS BELOW ~

Messages... MFA Thesis PDF

MFA Abstract Image Maker Statement and "Art" CV

 

All the larger square pieces are 20 in/20 in (51cm sq),

cromogenic prints/mixed media

 

Red Road, 2000

 

Kelli LT Box, 1999

Grandma Marian, 1999

 

Grandma Jack LT Box, 1999