ARTIST ROOM BY MONICA WAPAHA

NOW - Room 414

Now, reflects living in the present and understanding the sacredness of now with Ndee women who are in the moment in vibrant hues of the four sacred directions. Each woman painted represents a mood of today’s narratives within Indigenous female thought processes and feelings that can be found and expressed on social media. There are Apache basket designs on the lower part of the walls that are intertwined with the women to indicate how contemporary Ndee women are part of their culture. Women are sacred as much as their ancestors, the past and current times are forever woven together.  

My work reflects Ndee and Tohono O’odham perspectives of colonial structures through various mediums and several techniques. I am interested in bringing these topics into discussion, sharing my experiences and views as an Indigenous woman in current times.