Grand Procession: Contemporary Artistic Visions of American Indians, The Diker Collection at the Denver Art Museum

Grand Procession: Contemporary Artistic Visions of American Indians, The Diker Collection at the Denver Art Museum

by Lois Sherr Dubin, Nancy Blomberg
     
 

Grand Procession celebrates a remarkable new tradition-based, contemporary American Indian art form. From a heritage rooted in dolls and ledger-book drawings, a fresh and exciting sculptural art featuring human and animal figures has evolved since the mid-1980s. Typically around two feet tall and meticulously clothed in elaborate beaded and quilled

Overview

Grand Procession celebrates a remarkable new tradition-based, contemporary American Indian art form. From a heritage rooted in dolls and ledger-book drawings, a fresh and exciting sculptural art featuring human and animal figures has evolved since the mid-1980s. Typically around two feet tall and meticulously clothed in elaborate beaded and quilled ceremonial dress, the figures carefully emulate Plains and Plateau traditions of the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries.

The premier collection of these figures, created by five award-winning Native American women artists—Rhonda Holy Bear (Lakota), Jamie Okuma (Luiseno), and the Growing Thunder family (Assiniboine-Sioux): Joyce Growing Thunder, her daughter Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty, and granddaughter, Jessica Growing Thunder—has been brilliantly assembled by Charles and Valerie Diker. While each figure is a strong work of art, the assemblage of figures is particularly powerful.

Beautifully illustrated, this volume will appeal to all those interested in American Indian art and crafts, contemporary and historic Indian lifeways, sculpture, and dolls. Grand Procession crosses many boundaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914738671
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Author Lois Dubin trace the history of the figures and place the artists and the figures within the context of American Indian and Great Plains art and aesthetics.

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