Artist of the moment……………Shaun Peterson

 

Shaun Peterson is a wonderful First Nations artist born in Puyallup, Washington in the year 1975.

The artist began his art career after high school. Peterson has been able to study right alongside contemporary First Nations artists George David, and Steve Brown.

Below a link to the website of Shaun Peterson:

http://www.qwalsius.com/

A big moment in Shaun Peterson’s life came when he was given the name of his Great Grandfather, Qwalsius.

What I enjoy most about Shaun Peterson is that he is very honest about his view of the art world, and he hopes to change it. The artist expresses in his artistic statement that when people think of Indian Art it most likely is black or red and traditional.

I know as a reader of this site you know that is not the case! Many bright First Nations artists are making modern additions to traditional art and even mass marketing some of their art on clothing.

Below we hear from the artist in his own words:

The artist reminds us that the basis of the logo of the Seattle Seahawks national football league team is based on a First Nations style bird. Peterson shows a works based on this idea below:

price range information: Sorry none available.

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