Bragging rights! I met Grace Dillon, Indigenous SF scholar, at the Eaton SF Conference and today I got her to sign my copy of WALKING THE CLOUDS after her amazing Indigenous SF short films showcase!
She is honestly one of the funnest people, always ready to laugh and really warm! I told her I might go up to Portland later this year and she immediately invited me to have dinner with her and her family.
It is very hard not to get starstruck around her; she’s so awesome in person.
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The Daughter of Dawn, an 80-minute feature film, was shot in July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, southwest Oklahoma. It was unique in the annals of silent film (or talkies, for that matter) for having a cast of 300 Comanches and Kiowas who brought their own clothes, horses, tipis, everyday props and who told their story without a single reference to the United States Cavalry. It was a love story, a four-person star-crossed romance that ends with the two main characters together happily ever after. There are two buffalo hunt sequences with actual herds of buffalo being chased down by hunters on bareback just as they had done on the Plains 50 years earlier.
Photographer ugonzale superimposes drawings of Mexican Indigenous symbols and designs on portraits of his subjects. “The drawing emerges as a reaction to the photo, the pose, and my relationships with my models. I eventually scan the transparency so I can superimpose the line drawing onto the photograph,” says ugonzale.
“I am influenced by indigenous art forms from Mexico, Central, and South America that I render in a contemporary way, that borders between tattooing and graffiti,” adds ugonzale.
Couldn’t wait till #ManicureMonday to post. This is NEXT LEVEL manicure sh!t. I thought Minx was cool, but this is just beyond.
Designed by Canadian Leanne Helin, she is of Norwegian background and a First Nations Native from BC. Her nail art features tribal patterns and symbols and the pictured set is made of 14KT gold. Once applied, the art can stay on for a few weeks. Oh, and the nails are custom made to fit the individual. Talk about luxe!
I know it’s wrong of me to flash on C3PO, but I did.