Sharing the work with the world
The transmission of knowledge and story is a sacred act. It is a process that transcends time and space, one that Indigenous cultures across the globe have practiced for generations.
Tangible art not only captures a moment in time, but it allows us to carry that moment with us. It becomes a living testament to our past, present, and future. When we revisit these pieces, we relive the stories and knowledge woven into them. We are constantly reminded of our relationship with the land, the people, the law, and the creation that shapes our becoming.
This Indigenous worldview emphasizes the significance of tangible art as a powerful form of communication. Stories, symbols, and metaphors embedded in each artwork carry knowledge beyond the limits of time and generations. They communicate with us in ways that words cannot. They transmit the wisdom of the land, the ancestors, and the ongoing narrative of life on this planet.
The stories we share through art are snapshots of our collective becoming, a visual testament to our growth as individuals and as a community.In this context, the act of taking a photograph, crafting a sculpture, or painting a canvas is not a solitary endeavor but an interconnected ritual, an act of belonging, being, and becoming. The collective stories, even those that appear contradictory, come together to form a comprehensive understanding of knowledge. It's not a debate where one perspective emerges victorious; it's a collaboration of narratives. The truth resides in the aggregate.
Indigenous lore and storytelling offer invaluable insights into the interwoven relationships between people, the land, and the ever-unfolding narrative of existence. In this era of digital immersion, it's essential to remember that while the digital world offers new ways to connect, tangible art remains a powerful conduit for understanding, contemplation, and dialogue.
By exhibiting and printing artworks, we bring these cultural treasures into the tangible world, fostering a richer human connection. The timeless stories, symbols, and knowledge encoded in each piece serve as bridges between the past, the present, and the future, ensuring that the wisdom of our ancestors continues to guide us. The importance of tangible art extends far beyond the visual – it touches our senses, our hearts, and our spirits.