Mikayla Patton

Protection Series I

Protection Series I

Work Details

Protection Series I

2022

Laser etching, handmade paper, leather, quills

8 X 9.50 X 4 inches

Inventory ID: #16925





    About Mikayla Patton

    Artist Statement
    I am exploring matriarchal ideology by navigating its complexities through Lakota artistry, design and geometric forms. My work evokes cultural connection and personal navigation of my relationships to everything. Currently papermaking is a prominent part of my practice as I am curious about the texture of the paper’s surface and what it might provide in terms of its physicality as well as its symbolism. There are traces of its history, but mostly it has been washed out. I pulp the paper until it no longer resembles a document. I rarely make marks on the paper, but sometimes erase residue from burning or other treatments. The clean surface provides me with a sense of peace, a place to hide, a safe place for me. There is a sense of self embodiment in much of my works. When I use the paper to make other forms, such as boxes, they feel as though they were made from a handmade membrane. This version of skin is made from the seemingly endless stream of paper products flooding the landscape.

    All Works by Mikayla Patton

    Protection Series I

    Protection Series I

    2022

    Laser etching, handmade paper, leather, quills

    8 X 9.50 X 4 inches

    Inventory ID: #16925

    Protection Series II

    Protection Series II

    2022

    Laser etching, handmade paper, leather, quills

    8 X 9.50 X 4 inches

    Inventory ID: #16926

    Protection Series IV

    Protection Series IV

    2022

    Laser etching, handmade paper, leather, quills

    8 X 9.50 X 4 inches

    Inventory ID: #16928

    For My Medicine (right)

    For My Medicine (right)

    2022

    Laser etching, handmade paper, deer lace

    25 X 5.50 X 5 inches

    Inventory ID: #16930

    Untitled (Quillwork-1)

    Untitled (Quillwork-1)

    2020

    ImagOn on Arches paper, monotype

    33 X 25 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16478

    For the Sake of Us

    For the Sake of Us

    2019

    Lino cut, monotype

    37 X 25 inches Framed

    Inventory ID: #16309

    For the Sake of Her

    For the Sake of Her

    2019

    Lino cut, monotype

    37 X 25 inches

    Inventory ID: #16310

    Currently on view at: "Layered Voices: Process and Paper in Contemporary Native American Art," curated by Lesley A. Wolff, Ph.D, School of Art, Texas Tech University, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/art/landmark-arts/