I am very honored to announce a few of my works have been recently picked up by two highly respected art museums.
After my glass show last year ended at the Maryhill Museum of Art, they purchased this Elk Effigy Glass Ladle for their permenant collection.
Since the museum has both a historic art glass collection as well as a Native art collection, they felt this ladle was a perfect piece to bridge and tie those collections together. I appreciate they have this vision.
I am also very happy to announce that Portland Art Museum has just acquired my "Eagle Bundle" for their permanent collection as well. They felt this piece was important to give a illustration of what sacred bundles encompassed, without actually making a "real" one or displaying sacred material that should not be for the public eye ( or ownership outside of the tribes ). This was exactly the idea I had when I started making this glass work. A way to portray a important narrative without crossing that line and making "real" items or showing items or things that should not be for public view. It is a tricky road to respect traditions and navigate the art world at times.
Things seem to be happening. Stay tuned as I am sure there is much more to come.