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Small Matters

Mary Jo Kattelman's avatar Mary Jo Kattelman

The romance of ancient and diverse nations of people who lived here before the invasion of Europeans is the theme of Small Matters. The cedar vessel is turned and burned using similar methods that many North Americans had used to build canoes, cooking utensils, and pots. I hope to convey the conflict between living close to nature and the American Dream which has morphed into a consumer giant, blind to global impacts of our insatiable consumption. The legends of totems and native people who played a part in our history must be remembered to learn from past mistakes.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 5.5 inches
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  • Width: 5.5 inches
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  • Height: 8 inches