This series is based on the copper repoussé plates and shell carvings of the Southeast United States, ranging from 1000 c.e. to the 18th Century. The Moundbuilder Culture is often called Mississippian, named for the Mississippi River Valley. Personally and artistically, I am most interested in the Southern Ceremonial Complex, which ranged from Oklahoma south and east to the Atlantic Coast. These paintings are acrylic on mostly small canvases with five sides painted with imagery inspired by Mississippian iconography.
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