I am a full time contemporary sculptor and member of the Oneida Nation of Green Bay, Turtle Clan. I was involved in Native American education at an administrative level for 12 years, and was instrumental in establishing several Native American scholarships for Wisconsin colleges. I continue to be an advocate of education by promoting the importance of Native American awareness through my sculpture. Many of my designs are inspired by ancient Woodland petroglyphs and pictographs. The sculptures are created in copper, as were decorative and functional items from Great Lakes area tribes, known as the Ancient Copper Culture. Traditional Iroquois border designs, quill and beaded symbols and patterns, compliment my art while visually teaching Native art history. Each sculpture is given a name written in English and in the Oneida language, and has a story or cultural statement. The Oneidas are one of the six nations that are called the Iroquois.
Mark's ArtPrize Entries
These are Mark's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.