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Name Hitchcock, John
Role Artist

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Image of Art-2D Collection - 2015.1.15

Art-2D Collection - 2015.1.15

"Kaku," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," screenprint by John Hitchcock. Edition: 1/30. Designed in response to McClung Museum object 2006.8.2, Ojibwa Man's ceremonial dance apron, ca. 1890. Artist statement: The Comanche word kaku can be translated as "grandmother." My Kaku, Peggy Joy "Pohoxicut" Reid, was a beadwork artist and tribal singer who lived on Comanche tribal lands in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. As a child, she asked me to design floral patterns and geometric shapes for her beadwork designs. This is how I learned how to draw. The floral patterns from the Great Lakes Tribes of the Midwest deeply influenced the Southern Plains. I chose the b