Artist Statement

My ultimate goal as an artist is to remind people of our shared humanity.Which is the

I wish to give Indian culture back the humanity that has been taken from it by stereotypes created over the past five centuries. Neither the super-shaman nor the drunken-indian do anything to convey what we as a people feel.

In my work, I search for the unconventional beauty one finds only in the TRUTH. It celebrates, it mourns and out outshines all else.

I'm a California Indian- part traditionalist, part Disneyland.

I want to express the passion, pain and reverence I feel as a contemporary Native person.

Gerald Clarke, December 2000


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Artist Statement


On Being an "Indian Artist"