"Cefahle (Mountainous)" Art Coat by Shelley Patrick
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Shelley Patrick is a Muscogee artist with a keen sense of personal and tribal identity as expressed in her art. She uses beautiful graphic symbols inspired by Creek iconography to represent her sense of place, nature, and her relationships to both. In this gorgeous piece she used a dark bronze paint on the shimmery gold silk, forming bold mountain shapes filled with linear or dotted patterns. Slightly asymmetrical focal points add visual interest.
Seen as an abstract geometric pattern it suggests an attractive contemporary design. As a representation of landscape it celebrates the beautiful mountainous terrain of the interior west. The metallic elegance of the dark bronze lines with gold and silver is a striking combination.
Wear with an all-black top and pants, or gold or silver top and chunky contemporary styled jewelry for a show-stopping look!
Champagne gold shantung silk shell
with silver shantung silk lining. Shelley Patrick's Bio
“I am a Muscogee (Creek) artist engaging in questioning, changing and enlarging what that designation means. My art is an expression of my personal identity interconnected with my tribal identity and affiliation. As a member of a large family of Native American artists, I grew up surrounded by the traditions of the Indian art world, both ancient and recent. I integrate historical Southeastern Native designs into several of my paintings, but I am also strongly influenced by 1960’s-70’s era Indian art, which imploded stereotypes and insisted on the creative sovereignty of Native art as a part of the wider world.”
“Like many Native American artists of my generation, I value the freedom of expression that those earlier artists earned and want to further it by eradicating the last confines placed on us as Native people and artists. To that end, I use form as a representation of self, or placement of self within an image. In this social media era when identity is a constant construct, I want my audience to experience at least a momentary sense of that timeless universality in which they feel their inherent identity without the weight of societal, personal, or historic expectations.”