SHAWLS & WEARING BLANKETS
beautiful shawls and wearing blankets you are viewing today are
a culmination of dreams, memories, cultural history, and stories
from the "Olde Tyme" shared by relatives, friends and
acquaintances throughout my years ambling upon this Turtle Island.
pattern, imagery and color are a mix of the ancient, modern and
often the names of the wearer are incorporated. Each color has a story and meaning,
every animal depicts a mission to help mankind, and the shawl itself
is a gesture of respect to the Creator, drum, dancers and prayer.
shawls and wearing blankets are made from the finest materials available:
rich 100% woolen, cashmere, camel hair and blends (polyester is available upon request for those who
are "wool sensitive"), colorful silks, satins and washable suede are selected.
The fringing is all hand cut and knotted one-at-a-time in approximately
ORIGINALS AND PRINTS
people wonder: "Chholing, why don't the people in your
paintings have faces detailed on them?" I leave a blank
canvas within a finished painting, the face, so whomever views these
experiences will have a place to stand within the image. I don't
want any preconceived notions, confusion or likeness to distract
from a deep sharing of my heart's vision.
painting depicts an inner transformation. These stories are from
dialogs with my Aunties, other relations, and friends who braved
the journey to discover ones self. Often it was a healing of sorts,
a confrontation with spirits, and self realization, or the peace
of collecting medicine.
you to come along with me and lets walk slowly together along the
road towards home.
intimate experience of an internal dialog will bridge time and space
for human beings and all living matter. All work produced is to
invoke a universal living experience to encourage, bring hope, inspire
and touch the child sleeping within all of us. It is my wish to
bring a sense of wonder, common bonds and excitement between the
audience, and myself through narrative the experience we will share.
experience of symbols, emotions, confrontations, Life & Death