Current Location:
P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science -> 4th Floor (KHS)
Location Notes:
KHS; 4th fl; Between Rm. 4403 and Rm. 4405

Flying

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.121.2
Artist:
Brita V. Brookes
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
circa 2008
Description:
Photograph of a figure in a ceremonial outfit. There are feathers in the headdress and the bottom half is red. The figure is looking to the right.
Historical Context:
Brita Brookes' Native American imagery comes directly from first hand experiences participating in Pow Wows of the Three Fires Confederacy area of Michigan and Ontario. The Three Fires Confederacy consists of Indian Nations who reside in the United States around the Great Lakes and Canada. Although not of Native American heritage herself, she has actively been involved in Native American communities across the country. The photos in this series reflect the qualities of light, dance, movement, texture, emotion, and energy of the Native American culture. The level of detail which is seen in the pow wow dancers regalia represents years of traditional knowledge being passed from generation to generation in the creation of these intricate and beautiful clothing and sacred objects.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
Native American
color photographs
dance
photographs
portraits
Library of Congress Subjects:
Photography
Color photography
Dance