Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Virginia Maksymowicz

Lily of the Mohawks

Lily of the Mohawks

Virginia Maksymowicz. Lily of the Mohawks, 1995.

Description:
A large installation involving 12 female figures gazing down upon an image of a cross made up of thousands of silk flower petals arranged in a traditional Algonquin design. Based upon the life of Kateri Tekawitha, a Native American woman who lived in the late 1600’s and who has been beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, it is about the clashing—and meshing—of cultures, and the complications that arise when historical events and private lives collide.

Medium:
Installation

Tags:
catholic, Indian, narrative, paper, female body, body cast, history, Native American

Images
Female BodyHome of Model THistory of ArtLily of the MohawksPhysical Boundaries of This WorldPedimentCaryatid

Location
Philadelphia, PA
USA

Contact
3719 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA
vam@tandm.us

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