Visual artist Joan Henrik has been profoundly inspired by stories that have their origins in native folklore. Native people come from an oral narrative tradition which has always been a sacred process, because it provided the people with social, cultural, and historical contexts. The oral narrative has acted as a social cohesive for the entire tribe and constitutes the cultural grounding of indigenous people for thousands of years.
Motivated by these stories, Henrik created fourteen animal icons for a terrazzo floor design now inlaid in the new Amsoil sports arena in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Her award-winning "Winds & Currents" was selected by the Duluth Public Arts Commission in an open competition. These stories are cautionary tales demonstrating what we can learn from the natural world. They have their origins in tribal culture throughout North America. After the floor completion, the stories are now collected together in this volume. Based on these iconic images, Henrik has included fourteen of her "ready to color" line drawings with which readers can interact and create their own interpretations of the visual art.
Joan Henrik began her graphic design career in Duluth, Minnesota, where she attended the University of Minnesota. She has worked more than fifty years in advertising, including over twenty-five years with the Westmorland, Larson, and Hill agency. In 2011, the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association selected her floor design as one of the best terrazzo floors in the United States.
|Publisher:||Holy Cow! Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Joan Henrik began her graphic design career in Duluth, Minnesota, where she attended the University of Minnesota. She has worked more than 50 years in advertising including over twenty-five years with the Westmorland, Larson, and Hill agency. The National Terrazo and Mosaic Association selected her floor design as one of the best terrazo floors in the United States (2011).
Table of Contents
North America Native Tribes Cultural Area (map)
1 Turtle Gets a Shell: An Anishnabe Legend
2 How the Fawn Got its Spots: A Dakota Sioux Legend
3 How the Bear Lost His Tail: An Ojibwe Legend
4 How Rabbit Brought Fire to the People: Native American Lore
5 The Legend of the Cedar Tree: A Cherokee Legend
6 Wolf Tricks the Trickster: A Shoshone Legend
The Two Wolves: A Cherokee Legend
7 The Loon’s Necklace: A Tsimshian Legend
8 The Boy Who Made a Dragonfly: A Zuni Myth
9 Crane the Fisher: A Puyallup Legend
10 Wise Owl: A Woodland Indian Myth
11 How Frog Helped Create the World: An Iroquois Legend
12 The Moon and the Great Snake: A Blackfeet Legend
13 The Salmon: A Siletz Legend
14 The Great Hunter: An Oglala Lakota Legend