I have plans to make a series of Indian art dolls that represent famous Indian people of the past. First will be a set of three women called, " Three American Indian Women". They will represent Pocahontas, Sacajawea, and Sarah Winnemucca. Each of these three women have an important place in the history of our country. I plan to have the three as a group .
I actually started the three women project , made and finished Sarah Winnemucca. Someone saw the finished doll and loved it so now that Sarah is in a private collection. When I get back to the three Indian Women set, I will have to make another Sarah. The second Sarah will be different from the first one, even dressed different and possibly on horseback. I got involved with something else and haven't gotten back to the three women project, but in good time...
Right now I am working on an interesting project. A client has a large model of a birch bark canoe, the type Indian people used in fur trading in the 1700-1800's. I am making an Indian figure that will be kneeling in the canoe. The canoe will be loaded with fur bundles and accessories which would be necessary to the traveler.
I have finished carving the paddle and am ready to sculpt the fingers around the paddle.
More on this project as construction progresses.