Southwest Abstractions: Social/Political Mixed Media Works

Following Meryl Streep's advice, quoting fellow actor Carrie Fisher, I've "taken my broken heart and made art." Post 2016 election, I've been pouring my heart out in creating this mixed media series, "Preserving Democracy." The series celebrates what I hold dear and what I believe keeps our democracy strong: women and women's rights, civil rights, and, among other things, cultural diversity. Each of the mandala paintings are done in water-based mediums with collage elements --

photographic and/or design images -- mounted on canvas.

 

 

Honeysuckle Clouds, Acrylic on canvas,

40 x 30, 2018 

Kahaila Mana (Turtle Maiden), Acrylic, collage on canvas, 16 x 12 See more of my Katsina Series on the Native Abstractions page. 

Chalchiuhtlicue (Aztec)

3D sculpture of cast paper and bamboo on metal stand, 13 x 13 x 2  See more of these works on my "Latest Works" page.

 

Dragonfly Rock, acrylic, clay on canvas, 18 x 14. See more of these works on Archeological Abstractions page.

Firecracker Cactus

Acrylic on canvas, 

10 x 10, 2018 SOLD

Flower Moon 雪国

Collage, watercolor,

20 x 16, matted. See more Japanese-inspired works on my Asian Abstractions page.

Nambe Fruit Bowl on Table, oil on canvas,

24 x 18. See more on Pure Abstractions page.

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