Two worlds merge in this design: prehistoric pottery of the Sikyatki of Hopi legend and the modern abstract world of Frank Stella. For years I have been fascinated by the ancient cultures of South, Central, and North America and the beauty inherent in both. The reptilian form, and especially the Great Plumed Serpent, figure prominently in Hopi culture. What to do with this form which I had put onto a screen for printing some 30 years ago? The “aha” moment came when a I viewed a Frank Stella exhibit at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. His approach to abstract geometric forms inspired me so much that I played with line and color in combination with ancient form.
Ancient Memories--Then and Now, Silkscreen with Oils, 7.25 X 7.25, $140 USD