My Native Art: Regarding Obligations and Social Pressures

My Native Art: Regarding Obligations and Social Pressures

Native Art and Social Pressure A few years back, a friend of mine proposed that native artists have a responsibility to give back to the art. His belief was that our cultural art form was not ours to begin with. He argued that it belongs to our ancestors. He insisted...
Creating Face Casts for Tlingit Art

Creating Face Casts for Tlingit Art

How I Got Interested in Face Casts My interest in casting began when I was working on set design on “Tlingit Macbeth” with Perseverence Theater in 2005, a play written and directed by Anita Maynard-Losh. See on “Tlingit Macbeth” on Vimeo....
Salmon Boy

Salmon Boy

The story of Salmon Boy is told as a lesson in proper relationship with the land and its resources, with the Animal Peoples and the sacrifice they make that man should have sustenance. An attitude of utmost respect is demanded, since our lives depended on the...
Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

It’s quite a busy Fall! As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, I’ve been taking Drawing classes at the University of Alaska Southeast with Norm Campbell instructor. I’ve had to miss a few classes due to travel, but am learning and...