This eagle feather appears on the cover of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) latest publication, Indigenous Notions of Ownership and Libraries, Archives and Museums. My thanks to editors Camille Callison, Loriene Roy, and Gretchen Alice LeCheminant for selecting my photograph.
There are those who by profession, hobby, or faith, wear material to cover or protect their heads. Through casual observance we are unable to see the person under the guise. The Reconstructed Portraiture series is an exercise in providing a glimpse of who lies beneath by combining two vernacular portraits with and without the head covering. The act of hand cutting and weaving the two black and white photographic prints form a pixelated double exposure that will inevitably alter the face.
Here are the images I selected when tagged to post one nature photo a day for a week on social media:
My reconstructed portraits are created with an interchange of vertical and horizontal strips hand cut from two portraits then woven together to form one image. Warrior Culture will exhibit this month at the Museum of Wisconsin Art‘s Annual Members’ Show this month.
If you visit the Historic Indian Agency House in Portage, Wisconsin, you will have the opportunity to purchase a postcard of this photograph I took in 2003. This image will be included in a book on the HIAH by author Peter Shrake due out in the spring of 2016.
Matt Planton is a familiar face in the Sheboygan Punk Rock movement. He composed, produced, and performed all vocals and instrumentation for his latest CD, Radio Hate. Matt and friends played a selection from Radio Hate at the History of Sheboygan Punk Rock album release party at the Sheboygan’s EBCO Venture Center.