SPIRITS OF CHACO CANYON
The new category for 2019, Spirits of Chaco Canyon, emerged from advanced studies and experimentation with shapes and colors in my Kachina Mask series. I wanted to move into greater abstraction while retaining some of the basic imagery of Native American kachina masks. And I wanted to advance my study of the color combinations developed over of a couple of years. While painting these new images, I imagined that they looked like Spirits that emerged from the ancient history of Chaco Canyon.