Parker Grace

Imprint is a physical representation of the experience of Indigenous peoples who grew up away from their homelands yet still feel a deep connection to the land. The focus of this presentation of Imprint is a handmade traditional Diné (Navajo) skirt patterned with cyanotype images of the Navajo Nation reservation. The patterns, representing the sky, hogans, and the land, nod to traditional symbols used in Navajo storytelling rugs. Through this integration of photographic and textile work, the story of an Indigenous emigrant’s relationship with their homelands is woven between the stitches.

Parker Grace is a Diné (Navajo) imagemaker. Her recent works are rooted in her ancestral  practices in an effort to relearn traditions lost to colonization.