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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.1.15
Object Name Print
Description "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 beaded Ojibwa Apron because of this history and encoded memory of pattern, symbolism, color, and abstraction. My recent work often includes interpretations of stories told by my grandparents and abstract representations influenced by beadwork, land, and culture.
Title Kaku
Date 2014
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Hitchcock, John
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique screenprint
Dimensions H-19.875 W-15 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Subjects Native American
Beads
Screen prints
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