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  • Two Woodpeckers in The World
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  • Two Woodpeckers in The World
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Artist - Shelley Patrick
Muskogee (Creek)
Santa Fe, New Mexico

One of a Kind
Round Neck
Classic Silhouette
Knee Length
Open Front Coat
100% Silk Coat & Lining
Two Side Slash pockets
Features Exclusive Artwork 
Dry Clean Only

"Two Woodpeckers in The World" Art Coat by Shelley Patrick

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Here's a beautiful piece by a talented young Muscogee artist with a simple elegance. Shelley Patrick has painted an intricate swirling border pattern that circles the hem of the coat and is based in traditional Muscogee designs. On the center back she has created an appealing emblem of two woodpeckers standing facing one another in a circular motif. We love that although the emblem is a mostly symmetrical design, the two bird figures are different from each other, suggesting two individuals together in the world. It is a message that is both simple and sweet.
Her choice of gold paint echoes the gold silk lining of the coat, and her painting is exquisitely rendered in fine lines. The forest green silk of the shell suggests the woodland home of the woodpeckers, creatures that are immeasurably stronger than their size would have us believe as they peck huge holes in hardwood trees in search of food and shelter. 
Wear this quietly strong piece over basic black with gold jewelry, or over a column of gold for a very special evening out.

Forest green shantung silk shell
with gold shantung silk lining.
Shelley Patrick's Bio

Muscogee, Oklahoma

“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.”

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