Monday, May 16, 2011


Navajo Code-Talkers

Traveling home from the west these photographs plus others were spied from the car. Chip Thomas, an ER doc/photographer on the Navajo reservation, has been wheatpasting large photographs of Native American people on sides of barns and abandoned buildings in the Four Corners for a number of years. These photographs are examples seen between Tuba City and Kayenta on Highway 160. I hope to see and photograph more as I travel south and west of where I live.

Native American women

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat sculpture

At the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, I visited the Geisel Library (Special Collections Library) and viewed selections of the Seuss Collection (original drawings of Ted Geisel aka Dr. Seuss).


While in California I participated in the San Diego Book Faire, held in the Seuss Room, Special Collections at the Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego. Well attended, the visitors viewed artists' book exhibits and demonstrations, and participated in a silent auction and a raffle.
Book Sculpture by Sally Hagy-Boyer

Geisel Library, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

The Book Faire scene



The April workshop at the Durango Arts Center was quite successful with students exploring the special qualities of fibers such as kozo and mitsumata and the techiques that are used in Japan and Asia. The 2 day session was prefaced with the showing of the film on sheetforming of paper throughout the world by Elaine Koretsky.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


A week on the island of Molokai was a relaxing interlude. An island without much tourist presence, beautiful in its simplicity and magnificent terrain yet haunting with its history of the once leper colony and Father Damien, caregiver to these abandoned people.

Offering: Molokai, Hawaii

Offering: Molokai, Hawaii

Another site - Sandy Beach on the island of Molokai, Hawaii - for my continuing series of floating handmade paper circles on bodies of water as symbols for peace and healing

Flotsam on the Beach

The beauty of washed up neting and ropes on the beach is bittersweet - floating debris in the ocean being one of our environmental problems

Croton Plant

One of my favorite plants in Hawaii

Raft Floating

Another piece of flotsam found on the beach, pictured as it floats with the tidal current along the shore.