Portfolio > Abstracted Haudenosaunee Designs

I incorporate design work associated with my specific nation - as abstracted paintings. I want to show a sense of the complexity of Native American iconography that is lost in the representations in popular culture. I borrow from and reference Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) beadwork in my paintings to show a density of line, texture and depth. Instead of treating the designs as “traditional” I have intentionally morphed the designs to bring them into a modern context, showing the viewer that their meanings are vital, important, always changing and active. The symbols should not be fixed in time or in the past, but always evolving.

Small Abstraction No. 33
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
5in x 5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 32
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
5in x 5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 31
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
5in x 5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 29
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
5in x 5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 28
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
5in x 5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 26
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
5in x 5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 25
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
5in x 5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 24
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
5in x 5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 22
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
5in x 5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 21
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
5in x 4in
2012
Untitled Paper Abstraction No. 3
Graphite, Ink, Grouche, Acrylic on Toned Paper
8in x 6in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 20
Oil on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 19
Oil on Panel
12in x 12in 1.5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 18
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in 1.5in
2012
Paper Abstraction No. 2
Graphite, Ink, and Gouache on Toned Paper
8in x 6in
2012
Paper Abstraction No. 1
Graphite, Ink, and Gouache on Toned Paper
8in x 6in
2011
Ohiyo'
Acrylic on Panel
16in x 16in x 2in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 17
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 16
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x1.5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 15
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2012
Small Abstraction No 14
Acrlic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2012
Small Abstraction No. 13
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 12
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 11
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 10
Gouache on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 9
Gouache on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 8
Gouache on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010
Large Abstraction No. 1
Acrylic on Canvas
74in x 91in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 6
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in 1.5in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 5
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 4
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 3
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 2
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010
Small Abstraction No. 1
Acrylic on Panel
12in x 12in x 1.5in
2010