Dependent Arising: Owl and Lemming, Bronze by Terresa White, Yup'ik
Terresa White, Yup'ik
Bronze, Limited Edition of 25
9" x 10" x 5"
Dependent Arising: Owl and Lemming celebrates the interdependence of all beings and honors those upon whose backs we all ride to survive. The lemming is scaled larger than the owl to show its equal importance in their interrelationship. The traditional Yup’ik hand has in its center an eye of awareness. The eye represents the cyclical emergence of beings to this realm. We are all related and there is no independent existence.
I am Yup’ik Eskimo and French Canadian. My grandmother’s family name is Clara Konig. Her mother, Helen Akfakorak Konig, was born in the Kuskokwim River region near what is today the Alaskan village of Bethel.