My interest has long been in that point of interaction between the Native and non-Native world. How do we fit in? Or more specifically and more importantly to our lives, how does the non-native world fit into our experience? In Kidney Special, I have used props from the modern world to show this two-worldliness that generations of native people have lived in.
Kidney Special is a scene from any pow-wow or social dance in the modern day. Dancers, dressed in 21st Century “traditional” clothing look to buy a snow-cone while a man in blue jeans and sunglasses waits patiently to buy a meal of roasted kidneys, a delicacy among Southern Plains peoples.
Dimensions: framed: h: 17”, l: 17”, d: 1”
Medium: Czechoslovakian cut glass beads, bugle beads, stamped sterling silver, brain-tanned deer hide
2012- Second Place, Painting Classification, SWAIA Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM
Price available upon request