Re-Visiting The Journey of An Artist


Inspired by a true-life adventure, Headhunt Revisited: With Brush, Canvas and Camera is a documentary film, a book and exhibition about Caroline Mytinger and the power of her art to build connections across oceans and decades.

Images of research materials from the Monterey Museum of Art or Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology Contact Information: Michele Westmorland 14128 - 11th Drive SE Mill Creek, WA  98012 (425) 401-2949 michele@westmorlandphoto.com
Caroline Mytinger: by Michele Westmorland (Images of research materials from the Monterey Museum of Art or Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology)

The inspiration for Headhunt Revisited took shape in the 1920’s, when an intrepid American portrait artist, Caroline Mytinger, and her friend, Margaret Warner, traveled to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands on a hunt to capture portraits of the indigenous peoples. Their four-year expedition resulted in 25 stunning paintings that depicted and preserved the culture of Melanesia in a way recorded by no other.

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11 thoughts on “Re-Visiting The Journey of An Artist”

  1. This is one of my favourite books of Westerners in the Pacific!” Caroline Mytinger’s story is humorous, well expressed and written with great respect of the local people she met with. And this comes on top the whole crazy trip she and her friend made, to places where no other white women travelled without male escort. A great read!!

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