Weaving a Revolution
I was Commissioned by the Natural History Museum of Utah in spring of 2012 to document the techniques of the Navajo Basket Weavers in South-Eastern Utah. These incredible Navajo artists started a Renaissance in the Monument Valley region, reviving the artist community, culture, and economy with the help from Twin Rocks Trading Post. Creation of images for a special exhibit entitled, Weaving a Revolution and were utilized in large exhibit form in the traveling space at the Museum, as well as a large coffee table style catalogue, both designed by the exhibit team at the museum. Images are shown here from the on location documentation, as well as images used in exhibit design as well as the opening night celebration, where weavers were invited to demonstrate techniques and meet museum attendees. All images are copyright by the Natural History Museum of Utah, taken by Kirstin Roper.