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IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition Artist Highlight: Linley B. Logan

Reprinted from Washington State Historical Society Facebook

Today we’re introducing Linley B. Logan of the Onondowaga (also known as Seneca Nation) Tribe. The work Wolf with Lipstick Rattle was selected for the 15th annual IN THE SPIRIT exhibition. Wolf with Lipstick Rattle was created in 2019 with recycled materials. It measures at 4 x 3 x 22 inches.

You can learn a little about Linley from the artist statement:
“I have a history of being creatively conscientious in incorporating recycled materials like plastic containers in my work. The original Wolf with Lipstick Rattle was made when I attended Puhoro, the 9th International Indigenous Visual Arts gathering hosted at the Turangwaewae Marae outside of Hamilton, New Zealand in November of 2019. I gifted the original rattle to the Turangwaewae Marae community. The rattle sits on a large carved public art piece that was gifted to the Marae community.

“The rattle is made from a New Zealand plastic milk container.

“This is the first rattle I have made using recycled plastic containers.

“As indigenous people, we have always creatively utilized the resources available to us which in pre-contact were natural resources only. We have access to man made resources today, and as an indigenous artist I recognize the value of using all the resources available to me which includes recycling man made waste materials into art.”

See all of the incredible works of art in the virtual exhibition, visit our website See more of Linley’s work on his website

And don’t miss the IN THE SPIRIT Virtual Arts Market and Northwest Native Festival beginning online on September 10 where you can shop an online vendor market for handmade goods and art, hear directly from artists and get a virtual peek into their studios!