Indigenous Contemporary is a series of paintings that I started in 2016. When I started studying different indigenous sculptures and cultures, I fell in love in with the meanings and the storytelling. To celebrate the new found love, I created paintings of where my imagination went when I was reading about the cultures. This particular exhibition of paintings are based on studies of various Indigenous cultures including African, Latin and North America sculptures and culture. What I want the series to accomplish is to create a interest in the viewer to be more inclined to go spend more time in the Artifacts section of art museums.
Indigenous Contemporary Volume 2 is the second installment of the series. In Volume 2 of the series, I add technology to the process of creating the paintings, using Photoshop software to alter photos of indigenous sculptures and of my own paintings and drawings, then using a wide-format printer to make enlargements of the altered photos. Applying these technologies, I want to bridge the gap between the past and the future. If we understand the art of the past, it helps us understand and create art for the future.