The Travois headquarters opened in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City more than six years ago, and in that time, we’ve enjoyed being surrounded by interesting, thought-provoking and creative art and artists.
With our work in Indian Country, adding artwork from indigenous artists to our office space has been important to us. We were lucky to recently add some of Wendy Red Star’s (Apsáalooke/Crow) artwork to our collection!
On her website, she is described as working “across disciplines to explore the intersections of traditional Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society… [her] work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance.”
The first piece, “Four Seasons,” is a portfolio of four self-portraits. The photographs depict Wendy Red Star in settings of fall, winter, spring and summer. Click here to view each piece and examine the different forms of media used in her portraits.
The next piece in Travois’ gallery is “The Last Thanks,” created in 2006, which also includes a self-portrait of the artist.
Travois is grateful to have Wendy Red Star and many other Native artists featured in our office: Darryl Growing Thunder (Assiniboine/Sioux), Kevin Red Star (Apsáalooke/Crow), Dean Hunt (Heiltsuk), and many more!
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