"Kaku," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," screenprint by John Hitchcock. Edition: 1/30.
Designed in response to McClung Museum object 2006.8.2, Ojibwa Man's ceremonial dance apron, ca. 1890.
Artist statement: The Comanche word kaku can be translated as "grandmother." My Kaku, Peggy Joy "Pohoxicut" Reid, was a beadwork artist and tribal singer who lived on Comanche tribal lands in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. As a child, she asked me to design floral patterns and geometric shapes for her beadwork designs. This is how I learned how to draw.
The floral patterns from the Great Lakes Tribes of the Midwest deeply influenced the Southern Plains. I chose the b