Wind Talker Becomes the Wire Talker ~ Face detail
Sculpture about Native Americans and sudden forced asimilation to survive in the last 200 years. Native Americans have an oral history, and used their languages in WWII to help conquer the Nazis. Oral history can now be transferred over the "wires"....the wires are the telephones of the 20th century. We all, no matter what heritage, are dealing with ever increasing adjustments to speeding change.
the sculpture comes off the plain unadorned grey cardboard cone, which suggests a teepee.
Sculpture made from upcycled old phone, vintage jewelry and toys, metal trinkets, feathers, and dryer lint, cardboard cone, paper, and phone cord. No supplies was bought not collected to make this sculpture. I used what I had in my studio.
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