Monday, January 16, 2012
Native American Figurines at the Portland Art Museum
I was recently in Portland, Oregon and ran upon these figurines by Native Americans 60 to 80 years ago made to represent traditional toys made for children from the native culture. Read the writing in the pic above for the description of their added narrative as toys.
Aside from their deep value as cultural symbols remaining as representations of a massacred people, I mean, these designs are oddly similar to other hip art toy figures I've seen around lately. Uncanny. Now, if ours only symbolized being one with the Earth, in balance with everything, then we'd have something.