Artifacts of a One-Man Tribe - Ceremonial

My early work is influenced from frequent trips to the Southwest, primarily to Tucson, Arizona, where I discovered the Cholla cactus (Cylindropuntia); and to a lesser extent, visits to Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was the Ceremonial pieces that led me to coin the term "artifacts of a one-man tribe" for my artwork—I was not related in any way to the native cultures of the region, yet I felt a sense of distant belonging. These objects represent this personal and spiritual connection.

Sonoran - Ceremonial Wand, 1998

[H 3" W 13"]
Tombstone - Ceremonial Wand, 1997

[H 3" W 14"]

Soar - Ceremonial Wand, 1996

[H 4" W 13"]

Kedi Kafa - Ceremonial Wand, 1998

[H 15" W 3"]
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