Kori is a mixed-blood Navajo of the To' aheed Lii'nii Clan (Where the Waters Flow Together Clan). Kori feels it is impossible to do her art work without drawing from her deep love from those traditions. With each piece of artwork, whether paintings or pottery, there is a story to be shared, and will be sent to you along with the artwork you purchase. ON my site you will find: Watercolors:All of these paintings are primarily the pure style, which means that the whites are the white of the paper.Now and then I have used the British style of watercolors, called ‘body paints’, where I feel that the painting can be enhanced in the message by painting brighter images over top of darker ones, so then I will call them ‘mixed media’ paintings. I love the beauty and detail of nature, and show that in using vivid colors, as in the Native-way, we believe life should be vivid, and well-lived. They all tell a story.
Oil Paintings/Medicine Shields: With my oil paintings, I many times paint in the round, representing the eternity of life. In times past, many of our Native warriors used 'medicine shields' to protect them in battles. So when these paintings are in the round, they represent protection of one's spirit, and our eternal connection to the animals and Earth, our Mother. I use an Impressionistic style, using light, vivid colors and movement to get the feeling across. All of my oil paintings have meaning and symbolic reasons for the use of each image, and are accompanied by their story.
Pottery: I find using the clay that is similar to the Navajo homeland, Dineta', Canyon DeChelly very satisfying. All my pottery is without lead in any of the glazes, and is oven, dishwasher and microwave safe (unless it has a stone or crystal in it). My students in times past 'bugged me' into writing down the stories for each pot, the stories of traditional ways through the carvings and colors, and shapes, are each uniquely special and different. I also love doing utilitarian pottery, such as dish sets, (imagine having everyday things around us special and beautiful, as we eat on them, wash them and display them, why can't we be surrounded by beauty at all times? It is the Native Way for us.) I am also willing to do commissioned work if you wish to have a piece about a certain animal or event that I might not be showing on this site. Please feel free to contact me about that.
Educator: Having been an educator since 1977, teaching Art and Affective mostly, K-12, I also specialized in Inter-disciplinary eduation with students at all levels. Currently I am a Professor teaching Native Studies @ Metropolitan State University of Denver. You may reach me there at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kori has her Master's of Fine Arts, from University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, CO. and got her B.A. of arts and education, minoring in English and psychology, from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa.
Sales & Shows: All pictures and pottery shown here are for sale, and custom orders are welcome. All of my work is numbered, for ordering purposes, with the stories included. I would love to have you participate in my work by purchasing any of my art pieces.