woven poncho
woven poncho

model - Cat Mahari photo by - Chico Sierra

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woven poncho
woven poncho

model - Cat Mahari photo by - Chico Sierra

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woven poncho
woven poncho

model - Cat Mahari photo by - Chico Sierra

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Second Chance : Life
Second Chance : Life

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Second Chance : Life
Second Chance : Life

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Second Chance : Life
Second Chance : Life

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Second Chance : Life
Second Chance : Life

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

Lawrence Arts Center 2017

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site31
site31

Lawrence Arts Center 2017

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

Lawrence Arts Center 2017

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

Lawrence Arts Center 2017

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Salina, KS
Salina, KS

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Salina, KS
Salina, KS

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Salina, KS
Salina, KS

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Salina, KS
Salina, KS

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Totemic Presence : Tree of Life
Totemic Presence : Tree of Life

Brooklyn, NY

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Totemic Presence : Tree of Life
Totemic Presence : Tree of Life

Brooklyn, NY

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Totemic Presence : Tree of Life
Totemic Presence : Tree of Life

Brooklyn, NY

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Totemic Presence : Tree of Life
Totemic Presence : Tree of Life

Brooklyn, NY

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Hempen Support : Vines of Passion
Hempen Support : Vines of Passion

Art in the Loop Ilus Davis Park Kansas City, MO 2016

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Descending Aspect
Descending Aspect

by: James P McNamara 2016 James and I collaborated on the "Hempen Support" project. I wanted James to write a poem based on his interpretation of the project, work and interactions that occurred. What he came up with was magic.

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detail

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Hempen Support : Vines of Passion
Hempen Support : Vines of Passion

Art in the Loop Ilus Davis Park Kansas City, MO 2016

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Invasive Species : Offered to the Earth Salina, KS Smoky Hill River Festival 2016

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Invasive Species : Offered to the Earth Salina, KS Smoky Hill River Festival 2016

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Invasive Species : Offered to the Earth Salina, KS Smoky Hill River Festival 2016

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Medicinal Birch : Visual Consumption
Medicinal Birch : Visual Consumption

South Park Lawrence, KS 2016

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Medicinal Birch : Visual Consumption
Medicinal Birch : Visual Consumption

hemp, wool, alpaca, natural dyes, bamboo, hemp rope, wood/soda fired stoneware, passionflower, soil, plastic drip pan

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detail

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Medicinal Birch : Visual Consumption
Medicinal Birch : Visual Consumption

South Park Lawrence, KS 2016

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Wedding Installation
Wedding Installation

hemp, wool, alpaca, bamboo 2016

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detail

hemp, wool, alpaca, bamboo 2016

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detail

hemp, wool, alpaca, bamboo 2016

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Wedding Installation
Wedding Installation

hemp, wool, alpaca, bamboo 2016

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The Earth Doesn't Need Us : We Need It from the show: Heating Up : Artists Respond to Climate Change Percolator Lawrence, KS 2016

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The Earth Doesn't Need Us : We Need It hemp, natural dyes 2016

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The Earth Doesn't Need Us : We Need It hemp, natural dyes 2016

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The Earth Doesn't Need Us : We Need It from the show: Heating Up : Artists Respond to Climate Change Percolator Lawrence, KS 2016

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Contradiction : Buried in Clay
Contradiction : Buried in Clay

from the show: Sheriff Joe and His Deputies Plenum Space Gallery Kansas City, MO 2016

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Contradiction : Buried in Clay
Contradiction : Buried in Clay

hand dug clay, hemp, straw, wood-fired clay, hemp canvas, natural dyes, charcoal ink 2016

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Contradiction : Buried in Clay
Contradiction : Buried in Clay

gallery view Plenum Space Gallery Kansas City, MO 2016

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Contradiction : Buried in Clay
Contradiction : Buried in Clay

from the show: Sheriff Joe and His Deputies Plenum Space Gallery Kansas City, MO 2016

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence, KS 2016

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

Set Design Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence, KS 2016

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

Set Design Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence, KS 2016

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence, KS 2016

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Earth and Love : Money and Warfare
Earth and Love : Money and Warfare

hemp, natural dyes, charcoal ink Museo de Cultural Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM 2016

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Earth and Love : Money and Warfare
Earth and Love : Money and Warfare

hemp, natural dyes, charcoal ink Museo de Cultural Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM 2016

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Earth and Love : Money and Warfare
Earth and Love : Money and Warfare

hemp, natural dyes, charcoal ink Museo de Cultural Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM 2016

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Earth and Love : Money and Warfare
Earth and Love : Money and Warfare

hemp, natural dyes, charcoal ink Museo de Cultural Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM 2016

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40 years in 40 hours
40 years in 40 hours

hemp, natural dyes, bamboo 2015

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40 years in 40 hours
40 years in 40 hours

hemp, natural dyes, bamboo 2015

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40 years in 40 hours
40 years in 40 hours

hemp, natural dyes, bamboo 2015

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40 years in 40 hours
40 years in 40 hours

hemp, natural dyes, bamboo 2015

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Fragility : Human Nature
Fragility : Human Nature

BadSeed Kansas City, MO 2015

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Fragility : Human Nature
Fragility : Human Nature

BadSeed Kansas City, MO 2015

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Fragility : Human Nature
Fragility : Human Nature

BadSeed Kansas City, MO 2015

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Fragility : Human Nature
Fragility : Human Nature

BadSeed Kansas City, MO 2015

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The Human Race
The Human Race

SeedCo Gallery Kansas City, MO

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The Human Race
The Human Race

SeedCo Gallery Kansas City, MO 2015

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The Human Race
The Human Race

SeedCo Gallery Kansas City, MO 2015

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The Human Race
The Human Race

SeedCo Gallery Kansas City, MO

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40 years in 40 hours
40 years in 40 hours

hemp, wool, natural dyes, bamboo, hemp rope, local clay Lawrence, KS 2015

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40 years in 40 hours
40 years in 40 hours

hemp, wool, natural dyes, bamboo, hemp rope, local clay backstrap woven on site Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence, KS 2015

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40 years in 40 hours
40 years in 40 hours

hemp, wool, natural dyes, bamboo, hemp rope, local clay backstrap woven on site Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence, KS 2015

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40 years in 40 hours
40 years in 40 hours

hemp, wool, natural dyes, bamboo, hemp rope, local clay Lawrence, KS 2015

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Medicinal Art Tour : East to West
Medicinal Art Tour : East to West

New York to California 2015

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Installation 1
Installation 1

Salina, KS

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Installation 32 (detail)
Installation 32 (detail)

permanent site for Installation 31 Lawrence, KS

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Medicinal Art Tour : East to West
Medicinal Art Tour : East to West

New York to California 2015

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The Human RACE
The Human RACE

Cider Gallery Lawrence, KS August 2015

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The Human RACE
The Human RACE

Divided : Black, Yellow, Brown, Red and White hemp, wool, hemp rope, natural dyes, fallen tree limbs, bamboo, wood-fired clay, hand dug clay

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TheHumanRace
TheHumanRace

Artist Statement

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The Human RACE
The Human RACE

Cider Gallery Lawrence, KS August 2015

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

hemp, wool, locally raised handspun wool, silk, cotton, hemp rope, natural dyes, hand dug clay, fallen tree limbs, limestone, straw, horsetail reed 2015 Lawrence Arts Center

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

Set Design/Production hemp, wool, locally raised handspun wool, silk, cotton, hemp rope, natural dyes, hand dug clay, fallen tree limbs, limestone, straw, horsetail reed 19'x25'x25' 2015 Lawrence Arts Center

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

Set Design/Production hemp, wool, locally raised handspun wool, silk, cotton, hemp rope, natural dyes, hand dug clay, fallen tree limbs, limestone, straw, horsetail reed 19'x25'x25' 2015 Lawrence Arts Center

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Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

hemp, wool, locally raised handspun wool, silk, cotton, hemp rope, natural dyes, hand dug clay, fallen tree limbs, limestone, straw, horsetail reed 2015 Lawrence Arts Center

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We Are All Made of the Same Earth Stuff : The Human Race hemp, wool, natural dyes, hand dug clay, wood-fired stoneware, fallen tree limbs, parchment paper, repurposed picture frames dimenions variable 2015

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The Dawn of Bio-Race-Centrism Series
The Dawn of Bio-Race-Centrism Series

We Are All Made of the Same Earth Stuff : The Human Race hemp, wool, natural dyes, hand dug clay, wood-fired stoneware, fallen tree limbs, parchment paper, repurposed picture frames dimenions variable 2015

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Self-Portrait I : Rooted in the Eart
Self-Portrait I : Rooted in the Eart

We Are All Made of the Same Earth Stuff : The Human Race hemp, wool, natural dyes, hand dug clay, wood-fired stoneware, fallen tree limbs, parchment paper, repurposed picture frames dimenions variable 2015

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We Are All Made of the Same Earth Stuff : The Human Race hemp, wool, natural dyes, hand dug clay, wood-fired stoneware, fallen tree limbs, parchment paper, repurposed picture frames dimenions variable 2015

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The Sky is the Limit
The Sky is the Limit

April 2014 Lemon's Park in Pratt, KS hemp yarn, hemp rope, indigo, wood-fired stoneware, passionflower

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The Sky is the Limit
The Sky is the Limit

April 2014 Lemon's Park in Pratt, KS hemp yarn, hemp rope, indigo, wood-fired stoneware, passionflower 20' x 2' x 2'

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The Sky is the Limit
The Sky is the Limit

April 2014 Lemon's Park in Pratt, KS hemp yarn, hemp rope, indigo, wood-fired stoneware, passionflower 20' x 2' x 2'

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The Sky is the Limit
The Sky is the Limit

April 2014 Lemon's Park in Pratt, KS hemp yarn, hemp rope, indigo, wood-fired stoneware, passionflower

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Sacred Spaces : Reflecting Backward to Move Forward and Live in the Now Solo Show at Plenum Space Gallery Kansas City, MO 2013

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Sacred Spaces (detail)
Sacred Spaces (detail)

Solo Show at Plenum Space Gallery Kansas City, MO May Final Fridays 2013

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Sacred Spaces (detail)
Sacred Spaces (detail)

Solo Show at Plenum Space Gallery Kansas City, MO May Final Fridays 2013

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Sacred Spaces : Reflecting Backward to Move Forward and Live in the Now Solo Show at Plenum Space Gallery Kansas City, MO 2013

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Without Land, We Must Grow Up, Not Out Brooklyn, NY 2013

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Artist Portrait
Artist Portrait

In front of the finished installation in Brooklyn, NY Photo by Monica Melhem 2013

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Completed Installation
Completed Installation

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Without Land, We Must Grow Up, Not Out Brooklyn, NY 2013

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These Are My Children, I Intend on Making More Art & Design Building, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2013 62 wood-fired ceramic busts

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These Are My Children (detail)
These Are My Children (detail)

These Are My Children, I Intend on Making More Art & Design Building, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2013 62 wood-fired ceramic busts

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These Are My Children (detail)
These Are My Children (detail)

These Are My Children, I Intend on Making More Art & Design Building, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2013 62 wood-fired ceramic busts

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These Are My Children, I Intend on Making More Art & Design Building, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2013 62 wood-fired ceramic busts

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The Medicine Wheel
The Medicine Wheel

2012 hemp yarn, Kansas native plant dyes, urine, wood-fired vessel, hand dug clay Photo by Kristen Watson

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The Medicine Wheel (detail)
The Medicine Wheel (detail)

2012 6'x6'x6' hemp yarn, Kansas native plant dyes, urine, wood-fired vessel, hand dug clay Photo by Kristen Watson

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The Medicine Wheel (detail)
The Medicine Wheel (detail)

2012 6'x6'x6' hemp yarn, Kansas native plant dyes, urine, wood-fired vessel, hand dug clay Photo by Kristen Watson

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The Medicine Wheel
The Medicine Wheel

2012 hemp yarn, Kansas native plant dyes, urine, wood-fired vessel, hand dug clay Photo by Kristen Watson

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America as a Throwaway Culture: My Art as an Ephemeral Process 2012 8'x10'x3' Photograph by Mary Katherine Krim

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America (detail)
America (detail)

America as a Throwaway Culture: My Art as an Ephemeral Process 2012 8'x10'x3' hand woven hemp canvas, indigo, cochineal, onion skins, hand dug clay, wheel thrown hand dug clay, hemp yarn Photograph by Mary Katherine Krim

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America (detail)
America (detail)

America as a Throwaway Culture: My Art as an Ephemeral Process 2012 8'x10'x3' hand woven hemp canvas, indigo, cochineal, onion skins, hand dug clay, wheel thrown hand dug clay, hemp yarn Photograph by Neil Goss

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America as a Throwaway Culture: My Art as an Ephemeral Process 2012 8'x10'x3' Photograph by Mary Katherine Krim

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America as a Throwaway Culture: My Art as a Throwaway Process 2012 University of Kansas School of the Arts Gallery Photo by Kristen Watson

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America (detail)
America (detail)

America as a Throwaway Culture: My Art as a Throwaway Process 2012 University of Kansas School of the Arts Gallery plaster mold, hand dug clay, porcelain, stoneware, wood fire, salt fire, gas reduction fire, pit fire, electric fired, unfired clay, hemp rope Photo by Kristen Watson

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America (detail)
America (detail)

America as a Throwaway Culture: My Art as a Throwaway Process 2012 University of Kansas School of the Arts Gallery plaster mold, hand dug clay, porcelain, stoneware, wood fire, salt fire, gas reduction fire, pit fire, electric fired, unfired clay, hemp rope Photo by Kristen Watson

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America as a Throwaway Culture: My Art as a Throwaway Process 2012 University of Kansas School of the Arts Gallery Photo by Kristen Watson

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Release the Spiders
Release the Spiders

Fall 2011 hand dug clay, north Lawrence soil, Ohio spiderwort seed

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Release the Spiders
Release the Spiders

Fall 2011 hand dug clay, north Lawrence soil, Ohio spiderwort seed

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Release the Spiders
Release the Spiders

Summer 2012 hand dug clay, north Lawrence soil, Ohio spiderwort seed

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Release the Spiders
Release the Spiders

Fall 2011 hand dug clay, north Lawrence soil, Ohio spiderwort seed

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Primitive Paintings
Primitive Paintings

2011 4.5' x 5.5' hand woven hemp canvas, fallen tree limbs, natural dyes, hand dug clay, wool

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Primitive Paintings (detail)
Primitive Paintings (detail)

2011 4.5' x 5.5' hand woven hemp canvas, fallen tree limbs, natural dyes, hand dug clay, wool Photograph by Neil Goss

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Primitive Paintings (detail)
Primitive Paintings (detail)

2011 4.5' x 5.5' hand woven hemp canvas, fallen tree limbs, natural dyes, hand dug clay, wool Photograph by Neil Goss

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Primitive Paintings
Primitive Paintings

2011 4.5' x 5.5' hand woven hemp canvas, fallen tree limbs, natural dyes, hand dug clay, wool

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Suburban Sprawl
Suburban Sprawl

2012 time based ephemeral installation at the site of the late Earthway Studio hand dug clay

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Suburban Sprawl
Suburban Sprawl

Spring 2012 time based ephemeral installation at the site of the late Earthway Studio hand dug clay

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Suburban Sprawl
Suburban Sprawl

Spring 2012 time based ephemeral installation at the site of the late Earthway Studio hand dug clay

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Suburban Sprawl
Suburban Sprawl

2012 time based ephemeral installation at the site of the late Earthway Studio hand dug clay

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Invasive:Reflexivity
Invasive:Reflexivity

2011 8'x8'x3' Hobbs Taylor Lofts Gallery hemp warp, bamboo, catalpa pods, willow fronds, natural dyes, hemp rope, wood fired stoneware, hand dug clay

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Invasive:Reflexivity (detail)
Invasive:Reflexivity (detail)

2011 8'x8'x3' Final Fridays Hobbs Taylor Lofts Gallery hemp warp, bamboo, catalpa pods, willow fronds, natural dyes, hemp rope, wood fired stoneware, hand dug clay Photograph by Neil Goss

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Invasive:Reflexivity (detail)
Invasive:Reflexivity (detail)

2011 8'x8'x3' Final Fridays Hobbs Taylor Lofts Gallery hemp warp, bamboo, catalpa pods, willow fronds, natural dyes, hemp rope, wood fired stoneware, hand dug clay Photograph by Neil Goss

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Invasive:Reflexivity
Invasive:Reflexivity

2011 8'x8'x3' Hobbs Taylor Lofts Gallery hemp warp, bamboo, catalpa pods, willow fronds, natural dyes, hemp rope, wood fired stoneware, hand dug clay

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Re-Rebirth of Biocentric Interconnectedness 2011 20'x15'x15' fallen tree limbs, hemp yarn

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Re-Rebirth of Biocentric Interconnectedness 2011 20'x15'x15' fallen tree limbs, hemp yarn

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Re-Rebirth of Biocentric Interconnectedness 2011 20'x15'x15' fallen tree limbs, hemp yarn

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Re-Rebirth of Biocentric Interconnectedness 2011 20'x15'x15' fallen tree limbs, hemp yarn

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Earthway Studio
Earthway Studio

2011 Photograph by Chuck France

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Earthway Studio
Earthway Studio

Artist's Sketchbook 2011 Photograph by Neil Goss

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Earthway Studio
Earthway Studio

Dye Pots (cochineal) 2011 10'x7'x7' University of Kansas Campus fallen tree limbs, the Earth, hemp rope, hand dug clay, 115 yards of hand woven naturally dyed hemp strips Photograph by Neil Goss

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Earthway Studio
Earthway Studio

2011 Photograph by Chuck France

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Rebirth of Biocentric Interconnectedness 2011 12'x10'x10' fallen tree limbs, hemp yarn

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Rebirth of Biocentric Interconnectedness 2011 12'x10'x10' fallen tree limbs, hemp yarn

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Rebirth of Biocentric Interconnectedness 2011 12'x10'x10' fallen tree limbs, hemp yarn

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Rebirth of Biocentric Interconnectedness 2011 12'x10'x10' fallen tree limbs, hemp yarn

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Homage to the Natural World: In Memory of the Western World 2011 20' x 6' x 6' naturally dyed hemp, bamboo, hand dug clay, hemp rope, wool, wood fired stoneware Photograph by Neil Goss

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Homage to the Natural World (detail)
Homage to the Natural World (detail)

Homage to the Natural World: In Memory of the Western World 2011 20' x 6' x 6' naturally dyed hemp, bamboo, hand dug clay, hemp rope, wool, wood fired stoneware Photograph by Neil Goss

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Homage to the Natural World (detail)
Homage to the Natural World (detail)

Homage to the Natural World: In Memory of the Western World 2011 20' x 6' x 6' naturally dyed hemp, bamboo, hand dug clay, hemp rope, wool, wood fired stoneware Photograph by Neil Goss

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Homage to the Natural World: In Memory of the Western World 2011 20' x 6' x 6' naturally dyed hemp, bamboo, hand dug clay, hemp rope, wool, wood fired stoneware Photograph by Neil Goss

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Filter With the Moment
Filter With the Moment

2010 KU Art Scholarship Show backstrap loom, cigarette butts, intaglio prints, photographs, brocade, supplemental warp, wood-fired stoneware, hand-made mosaic table, artist's urine, onion skins, hemp, wool, cotton, lamp, metal bucket, red bud sapling, Quikrete

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Detail
Detail

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Detail
Detail

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Filter With the Moment
Filter With the Moment

2010 KU Art Scholarship Show backstrap loom, cigarette butts, intaglio prints, photographs, brocade, supplemental warp, wood-fired stoneware, hand-made mosaic table, artist's urine, onion skins, hemp, wool, cotton, lamp, metal bucket, red bud sapling, Quikrete

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