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7 x 7GenerationsNative American Series Honoring by scharart
Preston Singletary, "The Rattle that Sang to Itself". "When I began to experiment with using designs from my Tlingit cultural heritage my work began to take on a new purpose and direction. My work with glass transforms the notion that Native artists are only best when traditional materials are used. It has helped advocate on the behalf of all indigenous people—affirming that we are still here—that that we are declaring who we are through our art in connection to our culture."
"This amazing totem was on somebody’s front yard in Ketchikan, Alaska, right behind their parking spot. It’s beautiful, I love the character this bird has. I like the fact they are living art – carved wood standing out in the open, changing constantly due to weathering. They never were made to be hidden away in museums, presided over by people in white coats – they are for the people, and of the people." Matthew Wild