Navajo and Annishinabe
Kayla Shaggy was born December 15th, 1993 in Shiprock, New Mexico. She graduated from Fort lewis College in Spring 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. She is currently working on art and her comic book, “The Sixth World”. She loves mark making and working primarily with paper and ink, photography, and 3D elements as well.
I love hearing and reading about the traditional Navajo stories from elders and others in my tribal community. I also loved seeing different renditions of the figures within these stories, like the Monster Slayer twins, Changing Woman, and of course, Spider Woman. To me, this is what I think she looks like. The inspiration was that, upon thinking of Spider Woman and her skills within weaving, reminded me of my grandmother who worked on a rug before she passed away.