Here the melting-pot stands open if you're willing to get bleached first.
I enjoy the bridges among cultures.
I believe that people do want to know each other. I think it's always about the deep longing for respect.
Instead of kids just hearing about beads and baskets and fringe, and about what 'was' and 'were,' we present Native American culture as a living contemporary culture.
Language and culture cannot be separated. Language is vital to understanding our unique cultural perspectives. Language is a tool that is used to explore and experience our cultures and the perspectives that are embedded in our cultures.
Digital art software has empowered both the painterly side of photographers, and the photographer side of painters.
The artistic process in digital art is very much the same as for making other kinds of paintings.
We also have the option of scanning in an image from outside the computer... a photo, or a sketch done with traditional tools; and we can then paint, manipulate, process, change, and further develop the image within the computer, watching our progress on the monitor.
Another time factor is output: proofing and printing. That is, getting your work out of the computer and onto paper and having it satisfy you. It can be time consuming and expensive.
It was a black and white only computer at the time, but it kept me fascinated.
The time I save setting up and cleaning up probably balances out by the time I spend on output.
That is, an artist who creates lots of work probably experiences prolific days and slower days.
If I'm interrupted, it's just a minor inconvenience, but not a disaster, because it's easy to get back where I was: that is, the paint has not changed consistency; the light has not moved.
I work closely with the printer to get the final print the way I want it.
Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above the limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics, and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations.