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Digital Totem Illustration-Ancestral
Digital Totem Illustration Ancestral by Stephanie Littlebird
I have chosen to represent specific elements of my own ancestry and icons of PNW Indigenous traditions like the #wapato plant and tattoos. The birds and egg represent multiple generations and different stages of life. What is born from the egg is infinite potential for spiritual growth and transformation/evolution in all forms.
Ancestry takes the form of physical people but also comes to life through cultural practice and intergenerational memory. In honor of my Clatsop Chinuk ancestor Kilakota Coboway, her name means “singing bird” and I am her great great granddaughter.
Print is 8.5 x 11 (does not come framed)
Stephanie " Littlebird" Fogel is an indigenous artist, write, and maker hailing from Portland Oregon. Drawing connections between our collective past and imminent future, Fogel mixes her own tribal traditions with contemporary materials and subject matter.
Fogel graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon ( 2015), her work has been featured by the United Nations, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Oregon Bee Project, and the U.S. Postal Service.