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Part 2: Storytelling in Traditional Arts and Crafts

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Activity 2A.1: Analyzing a Craft Object
 
Early African-American Quilts
Bible Quilt, 1886
Harriet Powers
 
Were there secret codes in slaves’ quilts?
 
Contemporary Quilts by Faith Ringgold
Faith Ringgold Biography
 
The Crown Heights Children’s Story Quilt, 1996
 
Camille’s Husband’s Birthday Quilt, 1988
 
The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1991
 
Hawaiian Quilts
A Stitch in Time: How Hawaiian quilters layered secret messages of love, spirit, and quiet rebellion into works of art, 2008, an article with photos by Cheryl Tsutsum
 
Iolani Palace
Attributed to Queen Lili'uokalani and her companions during her imprisonmentLarge reproduction:
The Queen’s Quilt, 2003, by Tim Ryan
 
Black Family Basketry Tradition
About Mary Holiday Black
 
Navajo Pictorial Weavings
Blessing Ceremony (Artist unknown)
 
Coyote Stealing Fire
Luana Tso
 
First Man and First Woman
Anita Hathale
 
Touring Monument Valley
Cecilia Curley
 
Ledger Art
Overview
 
Black Hawk Ledger, Sans Arc Lakota (choose excerpts)
 
Koba-Russell Sketchbook, Kiowa (choose excerpts)
 
Pleasure Cruise? (a contemporary example of ledger art)
Dallin Maybee
 
Totem Poles
At the Virtual Thunderbird Park:
  • Nuxalk Frontal Pole and Ceremonial Screen, 19th century
Found in the Early Park
  • Kwakwaka’wakw House Post, 1870
Found within the stylized house in the Early Park
  • Haida Pole, 1984: Based on Haida House Frontal Pole (Rock Slide House)
Carved by Gerry Marks, Richard Hunt, and Tim Paul
Found in the Present Park
 
Respect to Bill Reid Pole, 2000 (analyzed in the unit)
Jim Hart
 
Vancouver Art Gallery: Emily Carr, an artist who sought to document First Nations art and culture in British Columbia
 
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, known for Haida Manga
Erika, Prestige & Valdez
 
The War of the Blink
 
Looking Out Series: Compare Looking Out #1 (2002), Looking Out #7 (2006), and Looking Out #11 (undated)
 
Electronic Totem (video installation)
Mike MacDonald