RECENT WORK- “Spiritual Ground” Photo Collage Series

Tennessee- Woods Walker

“The Spiritual Ground Photo Collage Series is inspired by questions and experiences relating to my cultural heritage and personal spiritual growth. It reflects my connection to, and reverence for, the natural environment and the mysteries of the cosmos. I like to think of it as “visual soul”, a refuge from our materialistic work world slumber, and a window through which we can look inward and outward at the same time. I believe that artists of any background can play a key role in bringing people face to face with their history and culture by recounting and recovering what has been forgotten or seemingly lost. As memories and visions emerge in my consciousness, the process of creating becomes a vehicle for ancestral awakening and reconnection. In turn, this inspires me to communicate a universal message of transformation and rebirth by affirming earth consciousness and the coming together of our one tribe; the human race.”

-Alyssa Hinton

“Fiber – Indian Woods” 1996. Photo collage (37 pieces) with varnished fake money. 24” x 24” This piece shows Tuscarora ancestral lands. The profit driven removal of a tree reveals an ancestor spirit residing within. The bones and blood of generations of ancestors have become one and the same as the trees, the soil, the ecology.

“Spiritual Ground” mixed media photo collage series framed originals (1996 – 2000): These intricate collage images are made from photographic cutouts with occasional found imagery or drawing added. On average, I’ve layered 25-40 separate contoured fragments to create the effect.

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Alyssa in Her Studio
Alyssa in Her Studio

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