#3 – Painting Our Identities

(featured drawing & painting by Lupe Krehbiel)

Warm-Up:  It’s April 16th and we all gather Saturday morning to practice our group-choreographed dance based on the images carved on ancient conch shells.

Sharing:  in the old days, the men of the city of Spiro Mounds wore ear spools, or ear gauges. They were made of clay, approximately 3 inches in diameter and sometimes covered with copper overlay.  When I had the chance to see some of these at the NMAI Cultural Resources Center, I sketched the designs out of respect for the old, old ears they had adorned.  The thing that gave me chills was that Continue reading “#3 – Painting Our Identities”