Thursday, May 03, 2007

Laurel pottery and gas mask

I recently joined The Northland Art Society in International Falls, MN. Click here to see our infant blog.

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Some pottery fragments that I picked from the shore of Rainy Lake. These are fragments from the pottery of the Laurel culture, which was centralised in the Rainy River region and expanded through Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Northern Minnesota, Saskatchewan and Wisconsin.

Prehistoric pottery fragments.

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The "gas mask" project.

This piece incorporated the top half of a "heart mask", a cast iron stove(?) segment, toilet paper rolls, a sheet of lexan and a variety of paints.


Gas mask project. Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.Gas mask project. Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

Gas mask project. Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.Gas mask project. Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

Gas mask project. Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.Gas mask project. Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

Gas mask project. Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.Gas mask project. Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

Gas mask project. Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.Gas mask project. Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

This piece turned out supercool. I have to get a "final picture" to post.

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Native American Native American Art Shows and Indian Markets Calendar, at NativeArt.Net.

"America The Beautiful", through May 18 at Newman University's Steckline Gallery, Wichita Kansas.
"[Benjamin]Harjo's work is included in the art show "America the Beautiful," which also showcases work by contemporary Native American artists Dolores Purdy Corcoran (a Caddo who lives in Topeka); Eddie Morrison (Cherokee; Oklahoma) and Mary America Lynn Meredith (Swedish-Cherokee; San Francisco)."


A short Bio. and introduction to Chippewa artist David P. Bradley

Should students have to stand up for Canada
"As happens every or nearly every school day, the National Anthem was played. On this particular day, the student, an aboriginal, reportedly from Eel Ground First Nation refused to stand..."


An excerpt from Lies My Teacher Told Me:
"Estimates of Haiti's pre-Columbian population range as high as 8,000,000 people... a census of Indian adults in 1496.. came up with 1,100,000... "By 1516," according to Benjamin Keen, "thanks to the sinister Indian slave trade and labor policies initiated by Columbus, only some 12,000 remained." Las Casas tells us that fewer than 200 Indians were alive in 1542. By 1555, they were all gone".


An editorial by Drew Hayden Taylor: Seriously Bad Advice.

An article with a former C1A analyst tying the currentUS admin. to Pakistani nuclear program.
"In the era of Ronald Reagan, intelligence officer Richard Barlow was an analyst for the CIA, monitoring Pakistan's nuclear program. In 1989, he moved over to the Pentagon, where he worked for then-Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney. Barlow lost that job when he raised objections to his bosses about senior Pentagon officials allegedly lying to Congress concerning Pakistan’s emerging nuclear program."


The federal government's aoriginal suicide prevention program isn't working. A waste of paper.
"Government-created materials and resources did not receive many favourable mentions from interviewees because they are often seen as unnecessary, ineffective, and wasteful of tax dollars," the report added."

Looking for the earliest North American habitation sites,
underwater.

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