Sarah Sense: Cowgirls and Indians
May 2019 – October 2019
Using traditional Chitimacha and Choctaw basket-weaving techniques, Sarah Sense intricately layers images collected over many years, including photographs of Chitimacha landscapes, Hollywood posters, Wild West show imagery, and family memoirs. Sense first began developing this body of work in 2004, after receiving the blessing of the Chitimacha Chairman to use the tribe’s weaving techniques with alternative photographic materials. Revisiting and re-interpreting the imagery she has worked with for over a decade, Sense addresses historical narratives of struggle and questions the stereotypical portrayal of the Cowboy and Indian in American pop culture.