One of the first things I photographed was the home of my elders on the Six Nations Reserve. I walked around the old homestead photographing objects that reminded me of the principals of Iroquois life that I had learned from my elders. There was a large pile of white corn that was ready for drying that my step-grandfather wanted me to help him with. He demonstrated how to weave the corn leaves into long strands in order to hang it. The act of weaving corn leaves into a braid is a symbol of the indigenous teaching that all living things are interconnected. This precept manifests itself in my work as a storyteller weaving together the past, present, and future.
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