To prepare the 29 pieces of art, Clark took extra care with each step including cleaning, priming, painting the balloon portrait, and sealing the ostrich egg. There are no specific tools made to hold ostrich eggs for painters like Clark. So, he created his own version.
Kristy Phillips serves as a secondary educator at the Hannahville Indian School — Nah Tah Wahsh (Soaring Eagle) — teaching the Potawatomi language and Indigenous science. She also creates beautiful pieces of artwork, jewelry and more using traditional materials and methods through Neshnabkwewek run by her and her sister Kateri Phillips.
What is Aleppo showcases Clark’s affinity for creating beautiful art out of the world’s darkness by bringing to light the gravity that issues such as warfare, genocide, politics and more have on cultures and individuals.
The Jacobson House Native Art Center stands as a testament to the creativity and beauty of Indigenous art throughout the last century. The latest exhibit, Azhwakwa: Contemporary Anishinaabe Art, features five CPN artists.