i've been reading broadly and widely this term. i've explored memory, appropriation, what native art is and what it isn't. i've also explored authorship and humanism. reading widely has brought me to a unique place. in this place, i understand that i want to blur the line between native art, craft movements, conceptual art, and performance art to create a new contemporary native art. I've reached a point where i can connect my memories to the appropriation of my culture, i can connect that appropriation to my humanity, and i can connect all of those dots to reach a point where i beg my viewer to be empathetic. my work is a call to action now, a desperate plea from someone who lost and found their culture, to never let this happen again. 
Barbara Kruger, Interview with Anders Stephanson, 1987:
Whitechapel Anthology, Appropriation, MIT Press
can we start Appreciating Indigenous Art on its own terms:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/arts/design/aboriginal-art-australia.html
Cildo meireles, Insertions in ideological circuits, 1970:
Whitechapel Anthology,Appropriation, MIT press
The Artist Questioning Authorship:
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/01/29/the-artist-questioning-authorship
'It's like we don't exist': Jaune Quick-To-See Smith On native American Artists:
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jul/29/jaune-quick-to-see-smith-native-american-art
Jean-paul sarte from existentialism and humanism:
art in theory 1900-2000: an anthology of changing ideas

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