Describing my core artist style is basically using my Native culture in ways to teach others and myself about preserving our culture for future generations. I love to take photos and create meaningful stories that people can be moved by in every sense. The style of my art in photos help me bridge generations and community together and it brings out awareness of my pride the imagery of tribal life existing in photographs, stories, song and dance and the tribal people. I get excited when I see what I can capture behind the lens and in digital stories. Having a connection with my spirit and culture brings out the creativeness in my soul and I am able give through my art in many ways as possible.
My main motivation is seeing the beauty in progressive visions and working on that vision to make something to celebrate, raise awareness, enjoy and make others happy and make myself happy. The importance of expressing me creatively feeds my spirit and the energy I feel from that I can share with others to help them to be positive, feel love, and express their good creative vibes. I want to make the community a better place and if I can share my art it helps me heal, learn, express, and teach.
I feel I am mostly a self-taught artist and have great mentors that have taught me. Sometimes I feel I am not learning fast enough to keep up with the technology and equipment. I also have to be patient with myself. I think it is important to set aside time to create as an artist without worrying about anything. I believe for me to become a stronger artist is to keep learning and being with other artists, It’s important to me to have mentors who can help me grow as an artist. The importance of knowing I can create and have a vision will always help me to become a stronger artist also. When the vision is there then I am eager to be creative. And always having and feeling the passion of being able to create something beautiful. And investing more time in my art.