Artkacina was created to celebrate the
experiences and achievements of Firstsite, a Contemporary
visual arts center in Colchester, UK. Artkacina draws on
Sally’s interests in mythology, community and storytelling.
After visiting the original gallery, Sally was inspired to
create a work that would capture the vitality, energy and
spirit of Firstsite’s last eleven years, before it moved to
its new building. Sally created 544 artkacina – referencing
‘kachina’; native American dolls traditionally used to
teach children about characters from Hopi Indian mythology.
The intricately painted hand-held sculptures are
accompanied by words which are all inspired by