Preparation for 2019 Exhibits

I’m in the thick of preparations for two upcoming exhibits in 2019. Several of the Spirit Dolls from the Spirit Doll Series have been selected.

I have been fortunate that this summer afforded an opportunity to film on my new documentary about Coastal Access, This film developed from my own experience with Martins Beach, a coastal spot in Half Moon Bay, generations of my family spent summers and winters visiting, fishing and learning over years its seasons. A wealthy businessman purchased the property and closed down public access.

wmk 'Gathering Materials, Spirit Dolls Series, Sept 2018,' photography Catherine Herrera. Contact for Products and License. Intl (C) Reserved.

Surfrider Foundation has fought successfully to have Martins Beach Public Access restored. I am very grateful.

I stopped at spots along the coast to gather new materials for the Spirit Dolls, perfect days and spectacular sunsets made for a beautiful gathering!

wmk 'Sea Horse, Spirit Dolls Series, Sept 2018,' photography Catherine Herrera. Contact for Products and License. Intl (C) Reserved.

‘Sea Horse,’ is the new coastal wood and shell sculpture that came out of that journey!

I am also creating new work for the exhibits, opening one in January and the other in February 2019.

I have been in the research and planning phase for the last month, and starting to shape up the outline for both new pieces.

In this exhibit, I am addressing issues of identity and belonging, and exploring Post-Colonial recovery through genealogy.

I tackle the impact that loss of culture and tribal affiliation creates on individual and tribal health, and explore healing through genealogical recovery.

I’ll be posting an invite to the upcoming exhibits soon, and announce artist talks and events.

I look forward to seeing you!

 

 

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