Textile Paintings

"If we continue to engineer the extinction of the last remaining indigenous traditional societies, we eliminate one of the last remaining sources of wisdom."   —Prince Charles from his book Harmony     

After decades of using drapery, in my work as a fruitful repository for feelings and for conversations with artists of the past, I realized a few years ago that the drapery – or textiles – from indigenous cultures could broaden the context to include my homage to their cultural value systems, which are invariably sustainable and respectful of natural systems.

 
Moroccan Handira I 48" x 4"   oil canvas panel   2017

Moroccan Handira I
48" x 4"   oil canvas panel   2017

Moroccan Handira II 48" x 4"   oil on canvas panel.  2017

Moroccan Handira II
48" x 4"   oil on canvas panel.  2017

 

Hmong Textile II  
24" x 28"    oil/canvas    2015

Hmong Textile I   
24" x 48"    oil/canvas    2015

Importing Wisdom: Tibetan Bangdian V   
40" x 46"    oil/canvas    2011

Importing Wisdom: Tibetan Bangdian IV   
36" x 38"    oil/canvas      2011

Importing Wisdom: Tibetan Bangdian III   
36" x 40"    oil/canvas    2009

Importing Wisdom: Tibetan Bangdian I   
30" x 36"    oil/canvas     2009

Importing Wisdom: Tibetan Bangdian II 
36" x 52"   oil/canvas    2010

 

Peruvian Huayno III    
40" x 60"    oil/canvas    2008

Peruvian Huayno II    36" x 60"    oil/canvas  2008

Peruvian Huayno II   
36" x 60"    oil/canvas  2008

Peruvian Huayno I    57" x 37"    oil/canvas    2007

Peruvian Huayno I   
57" x 37"    oil/canvas    2007

Six Peruvian Fragments from the Fresno Art Museum
45" x 60"    oil/canvas    2010