Saturday, December 24, 2011

Traditional Native American Clothing of the Early 21st Century

"Traditional Native American Clothing of the Early 21st Century" 19x25 color pencil on paper. Inspired by the vintage paper dolls of the late 50's early 60's. I'm not a psychologist so I can't tell you the effects of seeing your people only portrayed in a certain way. I can only speak on my own experience of being a little kid and looking for others on t.v. that I could identify with. Only person I could find was Erik "Ponch" Estrada from "CHiPs". So as a young'un I pretended to be a motorcycle cop. So my thought is, what if our youth could see there selves not in just a historical context, but as doctors, lawyers, astronauts. So that's when I decided to make these drawings.

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