FEMININE Mystique

Oklahoma Today|July/August 2020

FEMININE Mystique
DEMONSTRATING STRENGTH, COURAGE, BEAUTY, AND RESILIENCE IN THEIR OWN UNIQUE STYLES, EIGHT ARTISTS EXPRESS WHAT IT IS TO BE AN INDIGENOUS WOMAN.
MEGAN ROSSMAN

J. NiCole Hatfield | From vibrant hues and deep shadows to subjects and themes that include warriors, athletes, and family, the work of Enid Comanche and Kiowa artist J. NiCole Hatfield embodies the strength of Native people. Using media such as murals, canvas, and T-shirts, Hatfield melds traditional tribal values with modern style. Her work has been sold and exhibited in Arkansas, New Mexico, New York, and throughout Oklahoma. jnicolehatfield.com

Warrior Women Series - Kiowa, acrylic on canvas

Addie Roanhorse | “My heritage inspires every aspect of my art,” says Addie Roanhorse, a member of the Osage Nation. “My Osage culture grounds me and gives purpose to my life.” The Pawhuska resident creates striking mixed media odes to her heritage that both awe and inform viewers. Pieces like Captive’s Daughter, seen here, are rich with symbolism, from the woman’s red painted forehead—a nod to the Sky Clans—to her blue eyes. addieroanhorse.com

Captive’s Daughter, gold foil, acrylic, Prismacolor pencil, and original topographic Osage County oil lease map

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