My ultimate goal as an artist is to remind people of our shared humanity.
I wish to give Indian culture back the humanity that has been taken from it by stereotypes created over the past five centuries. Neither the super-shaman nor the drunken-indian do anything to convey what we as a people feel.
In my work, I search for the unconventional beauty one finds only in the TRUTH. It celebrates, it mourns and out outshines all else.
I'm a California Indian- part traditionalist, part Disneyland.
I want to express the passion, pain and reverence I feel as a contemporary Native person.
Gerald Clarke, December 2000
To hear it straight from me,
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On Being an "Indian Artist"