“Indian Star shows a totem of 3 figures. The largest at the base is a women who sports a blue face, hands and feet. She wears a dress trimmed in waves and a necklace at the chest. On her head is a green Zulu hat and on it sits a black female figure balancing with her arms outstretched. This women celebrates the early female pilots who succeeded in becoming FLY GIRLS in the early 20th century. On her head stands a Blue Footed Booby feared extinct but manages to thrive in a fast changing climate. The unusual blue feet and beak come from the bird’s special diet of fish. Together they are survivors.
The other side of the piece shows a chaotic tableau of women in many sizes, shapes and colors. They are seen on a mottled background adding to the complexity of the scene. In the center is a large figure wearing a sparkling beaded metal hat. She holds an unusually colorful cat – endangered? Off to the far side is a small blue figure holding a turtle. The shell has a beautiful design known as the INDIAN STAR. It is endangered and the name of this work.”
Pine needles, raffia, acrylic paint
41″ h x 16″ w
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