More photos from The Palimpsestuary: What Light Remains
There were so many involved in this show !
It was an amazing 4th year. I am so happy to have played a part in it. Thank you, all !
Long overdue: A few shots from our piece in the 4th annual Vaudeville show back in June, The Palimpsestuary: What Light Remains !
You can see some of my cranky illustrations in the background…
Indigenous Appropriation and ‘Dead Indians’: An Open Letter to Raised by Wolves
November 12, 2013
I just came across your line through Hypebeast this morning and wanted to let you know that your 'skull and dreamcatcher' t-shirts and hoodies—whatever allusions you think you might be making to Romulus, Remus and Mowgli—are yet another instance of an insidious form of cultural appropriation that continues to be offensive to our people. It’s played out aesthetically, politically and, in case you need a reminder, it contributes to the false mythology that our people are dead and dying.
Unfortunately for your brand you now join a long list of other contemporary appropriators, from Paul Frank to Yeezy, that puts you in poor company. Our people are not dead skulls for you to drape your appropriated Indigenous iconography on—or a set of Pendleton-inflected patterns to be lifted to lend a ‘folkloric’ element to your aesthetic.
I’m saying: don’t be that guy. It’s tired, it’s disrespectful, and it’s not helping anyone but you. I ask that you remove the t-shirts from your line and discontinue their use.
And if you need some further reference, check the hard work that good people like my brother DJ NDN from A Tribe Called Red and sister Adrienne K. from the NativeAppropriations blog have been doing to fight the ongoing theft and misuse of our peoples’ cultures.
Frog Lake First Nation
Indigenous Nationhood Movement
Real talk: cultural appropriation
Out in Portland doing some projection work with Greenpeace. This is a test run of the “people’s pad” which we’ve been using recently…
Happening in Portland…
Dunno about you, but this is maybe what heaven will be like.
Pasture as Cycle
Three layer reduction linoleum block print
for Terra Farma Farm in Corbett, Oregon.
Terra Farma is an amazing farm run & loved by Linda & Mike. They raise cows, goats, both broiler & laying chickens, pigs, and turkeys out in Corbett, Oregon. They care for the animals which goes hand in hand with managing the land. The amount of care and effort they put into their animals and land is really incredible and inspiring.
I met Mike last March at the Small Farms Conference in Corvalis, Oregon. We drove down in the same car pool. While waiting for our ride back, we were talking about the upcoming farm season, and what our plans are. I told him I do illustration and block prints and he asked, Well… do you do logos?” And I said, “Well, yes!” So I went to visit the farm in the next weeks, met Linda & the animals, and got some big inspiration— not only about arts & graphic design, but about farming styles and living styles.
Raising animals is one thing. Puppy dogs, backyard chickens, CAFOs… Raising animals while stewarding the land is a gigantic whole other story. Every time I visit the farm, I was struck not only by Mike & Linda’s deep care for the animals, but the pasture that they all help create. While their land is full of hills and slopes, there is little sign of erosion. The hillside covered in blackberries two summers ago is now a grassy grazing pasture. And their compost piles are gigantic and hot!
Please look them up! https://www.facebook.com/terrafarmaoregon
Hey guys, it’s finally here! We are so excited for all the cool projects this year! And it’s October! This year are so pleased to be holding the festival at SMYRC, and that most of the proceeds will go directly to youth at SMYRC!
♥ Saturday October 19th ♥
- 12:45 p.m. Healing Circle
Chill!!! This looks funnnn.
Found from various places online:
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
Git yur smarts on, folx.
tell me the last time you saw a carrot this big.