Friday, August 31, 2012
I know this post has nothing to do with my artwork but hey.....Its my blog so I can digress once in a while. The other day we got a call asking if we ( meaning me and my Appaloosa horse "Cappy") would like to do some Equine Modeling. He is shown in many photos on this blog as I use him often in the course of my work....especially since I make quite a bit of horse gear.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
This is a yoke of a original Plateau dress in a private collection. It is done on trade wool. Often times the teeth used on these dresses were saved from older items and might be centuries old and passed down thru families. These dresses carried a tremendous amount of family prestige and pride to own one, as they indicated wealth, and the hunting capabilities of the men of the family. Not many owned these types of dresses composed of the real teeth.
Among the Crow people the "Elks Tooth" dress is a standard of wear....but again, many of the teeth are carved out of bone to represent what you see here.
Also on many of the old dresses you see teeth that have been etched and inscribed. Unfortunately I am unable to tell you what these mean. If they have a societal meaning or are individual meanings to the maker and wearer of the dress.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I thought I would show some photos of what some of the end results of the work I do results in.
A little closer view of those of the material in the gallery.
Now onto new installations. I am excited to announce I will be having a museum exhibit of my glass work in 2014, as well as some new beadwork coming out too. It promises to be some interesting times ahead.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
This is a recently completed commission for a private project. The original Blackfoot mask is in the National Museum of the American Indian.