Contemporary Native American Artist
- Dear Friends in Art Education,
My friend Ann went to the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. She was really
impressed with the exhibits. One special exhibit is on weaving and baskets
(that one is over October 12) - the other special exhibit is on Kay
WalkingStick - contemporary Cherokee artist. Knowing that the museum does
not have much online for their exhibits I went surfing for some images to
see what I was missing....Thought I would share them with you. Some images
are not ones you might now show the wee ones - I did enjoy all of her work.
Much symbolism in her work (iconography).
Kay WalkingStick (some images not for your wee ones)
http://www.rainmakerart.co.uk/ (navigate with the images at bottom)
See also Tony Abeyta - collagraph prints:
This was the artist I used years ago for a Kachina painting project I did
with third graders. We read Arrow to the Sun. I also used this artist:
Both of these artist are in a book I had on contemporary Native American
art. Nice silkscreen prints by Susan Point:
Back to Kay - interesting image -- not for your kiddies though:
Check out Modern Warrior shirt - use this for your Plains Indians clothing
Excellent site (good if you want your students to think):
Who Stole the Tee Pee
http://www.conexus.si.edu/teepee/home/index.htm (I posted this over the
Kay WalkingStick page -- sparkles too folks (fancy stuff - glitter!)
Amanda Linn if you are reading - here is Iconography, too
"Kay WalkingStick's recent works are diptychs in which the two parts relate
in a non-formal manner. "I use landscape as the context.... One side of the
painting represents immediate visual memory; the other archetypal memory and
both could be a stand-in for the human body and soul"
See all of the prints in this exhibit by Master Printer Jack Lemon (he is
the printmaker - there are ten artists who participated)
...creating Lasting Impressions, a portfolio of prints by ten nationally
recognized contemporary Native American visiting artists. (I liked some of
the other ones better than Kay's)
example of Kay's diptychs:
Some OK for the kiddies:
I posted this site over the summer- What is Art?"
Now this was worth the trip! "Talking Leaves" book (I share this exhibit
Starts here - Indian Humor:
Eiteljorg Museum - not many images on the site.
Judy Decker - Ohio
Incredible Art Department