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Glass Art and Culture|Preston Singletary

Glass Art and Culture|Preston Singletary
Fusion in glass art and culture is intertwined within the work of Preston Singletary. He is a Native American Artist from the Northwest Coast tribe, the Tlingit. Preston Singletary was raised in Seattle, where he learned the traditions of European glassmaking through the Marioni Family, Dante and Paul. Singletary decided to combine the traditions of Native American culture and glassmaking. As a Navajo artist myself, I admire how Singletary portrays the rich Northwest Coast Indian culture through his contemporary glass sculptures. Preston Singletary’s best explains why he chose glass as his medium,...
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Running on Navajo Indian Time

Running on Navajo Indian Time
My mind is always racing with non-stop thoughts, it is so hard to stop the constant chatter. Turning the voice off in my head is a difficult to control. I am working on quiet meditation for at least 20 minutes of stillness. As an Navajo Indian living on the East Coast within a major city is a far cry from where my ancestors are from. I am from the Dine Nation, Navajo Tribe. The Dine Bikeya is a between the Four Sacred Mountains of New Mexico and Arizona. When I am on the Navajo Reservation, it takes me several days to unwind. I am told “to run on Indian time, no watches needed.” How does one forget...
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