Brothers celebrate the passing on of Indigenous values and traditions through powwow and traditional dancing, the next generation not only learns ancestral knowledge, but carries this sacred insight into the future.
The Vanishing Series is a response to the perception that Native American culture has or will "vanish." This idea of disappearance has been a mainstream thought that has only been propagated by Edward Curtis, a photographer who in 1904 produced a collection of photographs titled "Vanishing Race." The Vanishing Series aims to belie this idea.
Size: 8" W x 10" H
Part of the Vanishing Series
Brothers by Del Curfman, 2020
About Del Curfman
Del Curfman is known for his work with Apsáalooke (Crow Nation of Montana) imagery, exploring heritage, tradition, and humanity through painting. He earned his BFA in Studio Arts with a focus on painting at the Institute of American Indian Arts of Santa Fe, NM (IAIA) in May 2017. As an emerging artist and enrolled tribal member, Curfman looks to contribute to contemporary Native Artist history through his artwork and community-based projects.