Hierarchy is a new piece and not much is yet known about its people. It is a symbol of power and may have been worn as a crown or simply used as a symbol of that office. It is fairly small in stature and its size and ornate curvilinear elements indicate that it belonged to a female of power. Perhaps a queen, as it seems too commanding to belong to a lower rank. Judging by the colors and design it would appear that the leader it represents is strong and powerful, yet there is a malevolent feel to the piece.
I am a mixed media artist working primarily in fiber, acrylic, clay, metal, plastic and wood. I create artifacts from an undiscovered culture. My work combines structural complexity and ornamental surface with conceptual ideas. I have always been interested in cultural anthropology and to pursue and expand this study I have created a new world in which I am a xenoarchaeologist**, exploring and presenting an entirely new culture, free of any preconceptions. My work allows me to learn more through each artifact and celebrates culture through the creation of material culture.
**Xenoarchaeology is a hypothetical form of archaeology that exists mainly in science fiction works concerned with the physical remains of past, but not necessarily extinct, alien life and cultures.