Iconography carries weight.
Growing up as a half-blood Native American in predominantly-white suburbia (Muscogee Creek, Lenni-Lenape & Seminole), I was taught to cherish the same native symbols every American kid grew up with. These symbols or icons tend to become aimless cliches quite easily. I am interested in promoting more thoughtfulness around what we are connecting with in an image of a Plains-style war-bonnet. Thank you for supporting this work. - Lana
16" x 20" Open Edition
Block Print, Raw Umber ink on handmade Kitakata Washi paper in Natural tone.
Printed by hand, therefore each one boasts a unique surface quality.
This image was developed from an installation and solo exhibition titled Grounding in 2013 at Lost Coast Culture Machine in Fort Bragg, CA.