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Trading Post Times

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If you ever have enjoyed wan-

dering around the Heard Mu-

seum Indian Art Market or the

Santa Fe Indian Market, you’re

bound to have seen people

strolling with a piece of Mark

Fischer’ Turtle Clan art tucked

beneath an arm., destined to be

displayed on a beautiful lawn,

or in a dazzling flower garden.

With spring upon us, there is

no better time than now to con-

sider adding a special dimen-

sion to your favorite outdoor

spot with one of Mark’s pieces

of Oneida artwork.

They just love the outdoors,

even the cold blustery winter

weather. Each sculpture is

hand-made from copper that

continues to develop a beautiful

patina for years to come.

Every piece tell a story from the

rich Oneida culture and adds a

beautiful accent to any outdoor

environment.

When you visit one of our

galleries, or our website, you

can personally see Mark

Fischer’s sketchbook with doz-

ens of his famous pieces. And

Mark will be delighted to create

one especially for you.

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example. Our good friend Edi-

son created both pieces shown

at the left: the beautiful silver

teapot, and the fabulous brace-

let shown below Edison’s tea-

pot.

There is no question that Edi-

son’s bracelet would be readily

identified as Native American

Art, but what about the teapot?

While exceptionally designed

and made, and a great work of

art by a great silversmith, is it

Native American Art? Does

the fact that Edison is Navajo

make all of his artwork Native

Art?

What defines Native American

Art? Is it art that has cultural

significance? Is it made from

particular materials or does it

have particular design ele-

ments? Is it created using a

particular technique?

This is an interesting and ongo-

ing debate at our place –

amongst ourselves and our ex-

tended family of artists. What

do you think?

Back in our Boolean logic days

we learned that “All boogims

are mumbos, but not all mum-

bos are boogims.”

We think the same might be

true in the art world. All Na-

tive American Art is created by

a Native American Artist, but,

is all art created by a Native

American Artist really Native

American Art?

Look at Edison Cum-

mings’ (Navajo) work as an

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Turtle Storyteller

by Mark Fischer

Great Hunter

by Mark Fischer