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The truth about K8e Orr:
I was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, When I was born my parents were active in the native American art scene, running a shop in Cresta Butte, and doing trade shows, I attend my first powwow at three days old and spent time traveling all over the USA with my mom dad and older brother. In 1989 my parents divorced, shortly after my mom developed schizophrenia, and my dad broke his back and received a triple closed head injury while working, ending the art business, and cementing our stay on the west side, living with my grandmother, and raising ourselves. Growing up had its shares of ups and downs but I remained for the most part a cheery kid, despite almost nightly runs to the crisis center, and hospital visits. My brother loved comics, he introduced me to art, spending time drawing his own super heroes, and sometimes he would let me ink them or design a costume, as a tribute to him I gave my shop…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 9
  • Joined August 27, 2008

Favorite materials

Wood, Glass, Clock Parts, Gears, Shrinkydink, metal

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K8e Orr's Jibwa Jibwa

About

The truth about K8e Orr:
I was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, When I was born my parents were active in the native American art scene, running a shop in Cresta Butte, and doing trade shows, I attend my first powwow at three days old and spent time traveling all over the USA with my mom dad and older brother. In 1989 my parents divorced, shortly after my mom developed schizophrenia, and my dad broke his back and received a triple closed head injury while working, ending the art business, and cementing our stay on the west side, living with my grandmother, and raising ourselves. Growing up had its shares of ups and downs but I remained for the most part a cheery kid, despite almost nightly runs to the crisis center, and hospital visits. My brother loved comics, he introduced me to art, spending time drawing his own super heroes, and sometimes he would let me ink them or design a costume, as a tribute to him I gave my shop (Jibwa Jibwa) the nick name he called me as a child. I spent more time as a child developing rare color schemes and making beaded bracelets I sold to the kids at school for twenty five cents or a crystal clear Pepsi. Since then my interest in art has grown, mostly it is a coping skill and when I’m down or trying to think something over I do something artistic till I find an answer. Whether it be writing a song, making a piece of jewelry or painting an canvas.

"The pieces of automobile that lay on empty street corners at night, items that glitter out of the corners of one’s sight. The antiques once loved by those alive, and anything I let my mind contrive. the broken and worthless pieces of junk ,and submarines that long ago sunk. That time way back when, I learned something new and all I could do is grin."

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