Tag Archives: Crayons

Evergreen Longhouse Exhibition

See RYAN’s work in the upcoming show:
2016 Sgwigwial?txw@20 Building Upon the Past, at 20: Building Upon the Past, Visioning Into the Future
This year the “House of Welcome” Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College is celebrating 20 years of groundbreaking work promoting indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, and creative expression.

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Coyote Now: Bones

Coyote Now: Bones, 2016
Ink on board paper and cast crayon. 6” x 0.5” x 6.25”

Presented as a set of eight crayons cast as colorful, yet realistic replicas of Coyote bones, the piece combines the recognizable tools of creativity with plateau lore. The only way to truly tell if Coyote’s adventure is at its end- is by his death, and conversely, each new saga begins with his resurrection. Continue reading Coyote Now: Bones

The Dozen

The Dozen, 2016
Wax (cast crayon) and cast paper. 14” x 14” x 4”

Oysters have been found across the entirety of the continent, regardless of proximity to water, due to the robust indigenous trade of commodities and crafts. Beyond the beauty of an oyster’s shell, their nature has provided rich metaphorical inspiration, representing opportunity, wealth, challenge, and fertility. Continue reading The Dozen