Pas de Deux mockups, Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo, Korean)

In her current series of work as well as with her Mockups, “Pas De Deux,” Debra focuses on her daughter Ji Hae and her love of dance.  The central image of Ji Hae in her traditional manta is juxtaposed with motifs derived from origami paper, such as the butterfly and dragonfly, that have significance in both Asian and Native (Pueblo) cultures. She also incorporates images of the mugunghwa, the Korean national flower, and a Korean folk image of the tiger, both of which are popular specifically in Korean culture.

This is a featured design in Nooksack artist Louie Gong’s new project, Mockups, a company offering affordable DIY art toys. To learn more about Mockups and to purchase your own, visit their website.