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O'odham Basket Paintings
The following paintings are a mixed media of acrylic and aerosol paint, with a select few being digital paintings. These paintings merge traditional O'odham basket designs with contemporary abstraction techniques and aesthetics.
Each painting uses O'odham basket motifs as a vehicle to express the complex relationship between tribal culture and contemporary society. The driving ideas behind these paintings are of hybridity and circumstance. Hybridity, as in the mixture, marriage, and merger of two disparate cultures; and circumstance, as the wanted, and unwanted, development that occurs from their convergence.
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