Nation/Clan: Mohawk/Turtle Clan
Beadwork taught since from my grandmother and the rest self taught. Formal traditional training from 2011 through Karenlynn Hill of Onondaga. Awards from NRAG, NY State Fair – Saratoga. Where – various craft shows, School Onondaga, Oneida 15. Elders Building/Seneca – CCC – Museum, Fall fest, painting watch TV Channel 24.
Beadwork – why? I love beading. What – it signifies a tradition going back to the turn of the century. How – with as many colors, shapes, and sizes of beads on velvet, belt or leather as I can get. Why – important to keep our culture alive and try to make the best piece I can. Painting – I love the night sky, the stars, various shapes and consultations found in them. Hard not to see the endless imagination of the creator.