A mixed-media installation of three sheets of handmade corn paper and mineral pigments.
Created during an MCBA/Jerome Fellowship 2008-09, and on display November 20, 2009 – February 21, 2010 at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis.
Dakotah for “Life” and Nahuatl for “Corn,” honors the primordial energy that
inspired the birth of zentli in Anahuak – North America – thousands of years
The installation of the two vertically hanging sheets of
handmade paper, slightly under 11 x 3 feet, and the 15-foot long unfolding
cornfield are created from four types of zentli (corn) grown in Minnesota. The installation ties the life-giving energy of zentli to the birth and survival of human beings on Ixachilanka, the “American” Continent, and beyond.
Honey Locust Bench
Wiconi Zentli | Life-Corn
Bodies of Water
Mosaic of the Americas
Mosaic of the Americas (Detail)
Smoke-Free Homes Bench Project
Heart of Earth, No. 3
Mujer Penumbra, No. 1
Her Spirit is Born, No. 1
Offering to Mother Earth
13 - Zipactli
Ni Una Mas