Inspiration

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I've recently re-found a roll of wallpaper that my Cherokee grandmother had used to cover her walls for her home deep in the woods of north-east Oklahoma. This printed wallpaper is marked "U.W.D.C of N.A., Union Made". I have found examples in the Brooklyn Museum that state that they were created in the first quarter of the 20th century. My grandmother made quilts and baskets for sale, and my grandfather trained dogs for cattle and hunting. If she had visitors to her home they were family members, yet she saved enough money to purchase rolls of this wallpaper to cover her two room wooden house her husband built. I remembered this wall paper and was fascinated by a reflective glow the paper gave from the oil lamps at night. The paper has reflective colors printed on the paper. I hope to create a piece of artwork based on this wallpaper to honor my grandmother, who even in the woods of Oklahoma, she still wanted a nice decorated home.