The question has come more and more lately. What is Native Art? I live in a community where artists are rampant and each artist has the potential and talent to be more than just the vendor on the side of the road selling their works of art for less than they are worth most of the time.
Is native art the Indian on the horse looking out into the majestic? Does the stereotype follow us, so that the classification of native art consists only of eagles, medicine wheels, buffalo, and feathers? Are we not a more advanced people that we can create works out of the “box” that are still considered Native Art? The native artist cannot simply be native to be considered a “Native Artist” or does the native artist have to be native and work within the confines of what is considered native art to be considered such?
Going round and round in circles I chase the answer to this question…
What is Native Art?
Mirror Mirror – By Amia Moore – All rights reserved