October 15, 2019

I tried for years to piece together an understanding of myself through the lived experiences of my elders. I still try.

July 28, 2019

I was scared and running from room to room in an unknown house in my dream. I rounded a corner then heard, saw, felt them. They were suspended in a cluster of twinkling light, pulsing with energy, whispering like chimes, or water flowing under ice. They filled the room...

June 27, 2019

Snapshots of new bronze wall sculptures just in from the foundry...

Above: Leaping Salmon and Man, Bronze, 10" x 8" x 3", Limited Edition of 25


Below: Laughing Duck and Woman, Bronze, 10" x 8" x 3", Limited Edition of 25

Editions 1 through 3 of both sculptures have been...

February 9, 2019

I sketched in clay a family member for the first time--my Great Grandma Helen Akfakorak Konig. With a project in mind to cross my sculpting of ceramic masks and bronze figures, I'm building the sketch into a mask that will be cast in bronze. It is inspired by this fuzz...

September 27, 2018

It was a jolt of delight to hear that my bronze sculpture, Sedna, was awarded Best in Classification: Sculpture at the 97th Annual Santa Fe Indian Art Market! I was bewildered by a whirlwind of celebration gatherings, interviews, and photographs after receiving the goo...

July 7, 2018

I was raised in a family community with my aunts, cousins, sibling, and parents in Rainier, Oregon with Yup’ik Eskimo values and ways of knowing. When I left home after high school, I began feeling my difference from the mainstream dominant culture around me--I didn’t...

May 29, 2018

saturday was a joyful day for me. i joined my mom and my little cousin and women from other arctic cultures in reclaiming an indigenous experience that was shut down and nearly wiped out two centuries ago by missionaries and settler society in alaska and beyond--facial...

November 23, 2017

my momma has been thinking about getting traditional tattoos for some time now. last month we heard from a relative that nahaan was in town speaking at the indigenous people's day celebration and was tattooing that evening. nahaan is a tlingit, inupiaq and paiute man,...

August 13, 2017

momma white and i opened our package from alaska yesterday before joining the ak native culture group at the park for food and crafting. yay! they are beautiful. ossie kairaiuak and momma white met and made a heart connection at the 2017 world eskimo indian olympics (w...