Native American Portraits

Out of college with a degree in graphic design I wanted to paint. I wanted to paint portraits because for a large part of my life that’s what I have primarily drawn and created. At the same time I was afraid to portray African or African-American culture with in my art. Realizing that I tried to find something that would help me portray my thoughts while avoiding African diaspora concepts. With some time and some luck I came across the works of Edward S. Curtis (Curtis a Photographer from the early 1900th’s who photographed Native Americans through out most of the North American continent) and fell in love with the strength and power I saw in the faces of the people Curtis decided to photograph….

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