American Native Series

In 2007, I became interested in Florida’s historic Seminole and Miccosukee tribes, specifically from the period dating from the 1920s to the 1950s.  I researched and collected historical documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards and oral histories of the life and work of these early Florida settlers.

Informed by this accumulated wealth of intriguing historic data, and specifically the stories behind the imagery, I began my “Florida Indian Tribes” series of paintings, exploring ways to give the viewer a fresh historical perspective of an Indian tribe which continues to inhabit and impact south Florida, preserving and interpreting in a new way, an important part of its local history. 

These paintings are created primarily as banners and framed artwork in batik, rozome, and mixed media. Several of the paintings are done in a style that is a personal interpretation of men’s Seminole jackets that are styled after the designs of Japanese kimonos. They have been featured in many museum exhibitions and public art installations. They are presently available for purchase or to be displayed in a traveling exhibition.

1929 Defender - Rozome on silk - 25 x 65.5 iin - $3200 - From a photo in the Carl Roemer Collection, Miami-Dade Public Library
Defender Sight - Rozome on silk - 26 x 64.5 in - $3200 - From a photo in the Carl Roemer Collection, Miami-Dade Public Library
In Plane Sight 2 - Rozome on silk - 25 x 65 in - $3200 - From a photo in the Carl Roemer Collection, Miami-Dade Public Library
In Plane View 2 - Rozome on silk - 25 x 65 in - $3200 - From a photo in the Carl Roemer Collection, Miami-Dade Public Library
NC-80V - Rozome on silk - 27 x 61 in - $3200 - From a photo in the Carl Roemer Collection, Miami-Dade Public Library
When Pigs Fly - Rozome on rayon - 27 x 61 in - $2900
Journeys - Mixed media on rayon - 54 x 96 in - $3200 - From photos in the Carl Roemer Collection, Miami-Dade Public Library, History Miami, Patsy West, and the Collier County Museum
Frank and Anne Charlie - Rozome on silk - 36 x 80 in - $3400 - From a photo in the Bedell Collection/Florida Memory
First Comes Love - Rozome on silk - 18 x 46 in - $1200 - from MyFlorida.com
Ingraham Billie - Mixed media on silk - 67 x 34 in - $3200 - From the Deaconess Bedell collection/ myflorida.com
Annie Jimmie III - Rozome on silk - 36 x 24 in - $2800
Hunters - Batik on rayon - 36 x 26 in - $2200
Seminole Mother and Child - Rozome on silk - 72 x 32 in - $3000
Jack Tigertail - Rozome on silk - 72 x 32 in - $3000
The Three Fates - Mixed media - 39.5 x 47 in - $1800
Hava Tampa - Batik on rayon - 78 x 54 in - $3600 - From the photo collection of Pam Brown
Seminole Mother and Child 2 - Rozome on silk - 72 x 34 in - $3000
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