These pen, ink and graphite drawings were used as illustrations for
"Living Among Headstones"
a book by
Shannon Applegate,
 
Each was drawn from existing headstones in the Applegate Pioneer Cemetery, Yoncalla, Oregon.  This particular headstone marks the grave of my great great grandparents, Melinda and Charles Applegate
This Kalapuya man is part of a body of illustrations done in collaboration with Kalapuyan elder, Esther Stutzman, descendent of Yoncalla Kommema headman, Kamaphema, commonly known as "Chief Halo," as part of curriculum guide for Indian Education programs.  
Please do not appropriate any of these copyrighted  images without consent. Go to the contact me page if you are interested in using any images or if you want to commission work for a specific project.
A series of pen and ink drawings using some of the stylistic elements from NW Coast American Indian artwork to illustrate the book of poetry, "Confluence"
by Eric Muller, Peter Jensen and  the late Dave Johnson.  
Brenda Shaw's memoir, 
"The Dark Well"
contained pen & ink drawings as well as the colored pencil book cover
The book,
"Timber" by
Robert Davies included pen and ink drawings not shown here.
The book jacket
cover for
"Eliza and Mentora,"
another book by Brenda Shaw was also colored pencil.
Both these illustrations which were also used as jacket covers for Shannon Applegate's book, "Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family's History and Lore,"
were done in oil on canvas.


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