Commentary by the artists, 2014
61 pages, 20 color illustrations
Kenneth Williams (Seneca/Arapaho) and Orlando Dugi (Navajo) are among the leading contemporary beadwork artists—Williams working in styles inspired by his ancestry and pop culture, and Dugi creating contemporary fashion and accessories in or accented with beadwork. Through their own words and illustrations of more than thirty examples of their work, they describe their inspirations and aspirations. Informative and witty, this is a must for anybody interested in contemporary Native American art. Both artists have received numerous awards for their work; Williams was awarded Best of Show at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market in 2014.