Zuni Fetish Reduction Sculptures

In 2010, I had the opportunity to go to New Mexico and Arizona on trip with 30 other educators from Berkeley County School District where I teach.  Most of the participants were History and Social Studies Teachers and focused on the influences of the Western Expansion of the United States into these territories.  I came away with many inspiring ideas for art lessons.   The reduction carvings that I taught to my 7th graders were inspired by the Zuni Fetish carvings used in religious ceremonies.