The Dozen, 2016
Wax (cast crayon) and cast paper. 14” x 14” x 4”
Oysters have been found across the entirety of the continent, regardless of proximity to water, due to the robust indigenous trade of commodities and crafts. Beyond the beauty of an oyster’s shell, their nature has provided rich metaphorical inspiration, representing opportunity, wealth, challenge, and fertility. In this context, the oysters as crayons become vessels of creativity and symbolize the continued potential and rich legacy of indigenous artistic practice.
2016 Contemporary & Traditional Works, The Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA