Reading about the Anasazi from the four corners region in the book–Those Who Came Before–written by Robert and Florence Lister for the National Park Service, I was struck by the simplicity of line in Anasazi art.
So being a felter I wanted to translate
or interpret a pattern into wool from those ancient times. The Anasazi people were the ancesters of the modern Pueblo people in New Mexico. Elements of the language and culture remain. I wanted to keep that aesthetic alive in a different medium.
This is a picture of Basketmaker III from the text.
Here is my tribute:
The figures seem to dance on the background.
I needlefelted the figures and placed them in their world of mesas and hills with the azure skies of New Mexico.
My tribute to the long ago Anasazi artist.