Este Mvskokvlke Owis (I am Mvskoke )

Type of art: Photography/Digital Art

This powerful statement reclaims the identity that was shamed out of my father and grandmother.

Materials: Photograph, frame

Size: 16" x 11"

Price: $300
Melinda Schwakhofer
Muscogee Creek Nation
Melinda is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation with Austrian-American ancestry, who now lives and works on Dartmoor in the UK. Her work draws from her personal story, her family roots and her Muscogee ancestry, exploring the images we carry of ourselves, how these are formed, and how they change over time. Melinda says, "Art making has given me a way to process and speak about emotions and events - both personal and historic - for which it may sometimes be difficult to find the right words." Melinda is an internationally exhibited, award-winning artist. Her work is currently (2020/21) featured in the 'First Americans' exhibition at the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, the Netherlands, created to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower from that city in 1620. In July 2020, her piece 'The Road to Oklahoma' was awarded second place in Trail of Tears Art Show.
Melinda is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation with Austrian-American ancestry, who now lives and works on Dartmoor in the UK. Her work draws from her personal story, her family roots and her Muscogee ancestry, exploring the images we carry of ourselves, how these are formed, and how they change over time. Melinda says, "Art making has given me a way to process and speak about emotions and events - both personal and historic - for which it may sometimes be difficult to find the right words." Melinda is an internationally exhibited, award-winning artist. Her work is currently (2020/21) featured in the 'First Americans' exhibition at the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, the Netherlands, created to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower from that city in 1620. In July 2020, her piece 'The Road to Oklahoma' was awarded second place in Trail of Tears Art Show.
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