Shark Paddle by Preston Singletary, Tlingit
by Preston Singletary, Tlingit
limited edition serigraph
30" tall x 11" wide
Preston Singletary grew up in Seattle and learned about his Tlingit heritage from his great grandmother, who was from Sitka. He has worked with glass since 1982 and initially focused on mastering the techniques of the European tradition before beginning to integrate this skill with images and ideas from his culture. Since then he has become internationally celebrated for his innovative creations that use a medium not known in pre-contact times as an expression of the strength of contemporary Native culture.
Singletary’s artworks are represented in museum collections such as the British Museum in London and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
"My work continues to evolve and connect my personal cultural perspective to current modern art movements, and I have received much attention for striving to keep the work fresh and relevant. I have been honored that my success has inspired other artists from underrepresented indigenous cultures to use glass and other non-traditional materials in their work, and hope that I can continue to encourage more innovation in this area as my career progresses." - Preston Singletary