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Indian Museum Items

This group of pieces was inspired by my many forays to the following museums, throughout my life — The Southwest Museum — Los Angeles, Oklahoma’s Native American museums, and The Museum of The American Indian — New York City; among others. The style, motifs, techniques and materials used by native Craftsmen, including Women — living by their ‘wits and skills’ — have always interested me. The Native American’s respect for animal neighbors, efficient use of natural materials, and trade — for the necessities of everyday life — are representative of the philosophies and circumstances behind the Treasures of our Native American Museum collections. Out of my respect for Native American Culture, and my utmost regard for the Craftsmen who created those practical, beautiful, elegant relics — the items here are merely impressions — inspired by the general look, motifs and materials of the authentic artifacts. A few years back, when[…]Read More