tuaregs

Tuaregs
1996
Gobelin woven tapestry
34×50”

I can put myself in the moment when I sat in a market in Niger and looked up into this Tuareg’s face and wanted to take his picture. Tuaregs are a proud and often feared group of desert dwellers, although droughts and conflicts have forced change in their nomadic lifestyle. When I raised my camera, I wasn’t sure what to expect but this Tuareg nodded, I snapped the picture and he lowered his face cloth and smiled. Then he and his friend walked away. It was years before I learned to weave in the Gobelin style and was able to complete this tapestry.

Tuaregs | ARTWORK, Togo