Title of Art Piece: In Memory of My Grandmother
Category: Sculpture – 2015
Student/Artist’s Name: Siinga Apassingok
Artist Statement: At Yupik Days 2013, I was in the Miss Sivuqaq contest, and my mother drew these tattoos on my face, which she said were like the ones that were tattooed on my grandmother’s face. The flower on the forehead reminds me of the bluebells that grow everywhere around my grandmother’s house in the summer. The moon represents the peace in my family and the freedom that I am given, the woman’s knife my culture and tradition, the coffee cup the joys of my life that I drink up each day, the rabbit my childhood when my friends and I would play with a rabbit, and the heart my love for my family and my love for life.
Artwork Dimensions: 9″ x 12″
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