WalkingStick suggests that painting the landscape ‘is a dialogue with the mythic, the spiritual, with that with which transcends our bittersweet daily lives.’ The power and eternal quality of nature is felt in the monumental mountains, canyons, cliffs and vast skies. The landscapes reflect a balance between memory and lived experience, subtly evoking her personal history.
WalkingStick’s practice is both a visual record of her experience on earth and an attempt to come to terms with a Native American history that has been forgotten or ignored. In works of rich colors and bold forms there is a sense of ancestral presence and a deep connection to place.
Niagara (2022) was purchased through the generosity of Helen Appel, Barry Barnett, Belinda and Charles Bralver, Linda Ferber, Dorothy Tapper Goldman, Margi and Andrew Hofer, Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, Louise Mirrer, Jennifer and John Monsky, Nancy Newcomb, Suzanne Peck and Brian Friedman, Pam and Scott Schafler, Barbara and Elliott Wagner, and Anonymous.