Bad River Tee
Caitlin Newago is a mother, artist, and tribal member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Currently, she is focusing on modernizing traditional Ojibwe floral designs and mediums with her work. By taking modern technology, she creates digital art with traditional Ojibwe designs into new contemporary pieces. She uses these designs, porcupine quills, and wiigwaas (birchbark) as a way to reconnect with her Anishinaabe culture and learn more of her traditions. Creating these pieces and reconnecting with her passion for art has been a vital part of her healing journey. She hopes to share this knowledge with her community to aid in cultural revitalization.
This design was created with the artist's home in mind. Bad River is a land full of beautiful plants and medicines in abundance. Caitlin combines her love for color and design with traditional Ojibwe floral beadwork and quillwork, encapsulating the beauty of her home and communicating the importance of connection to earth.
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