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I am a native Minnesotan but I have made the beautiful Black Hills in South Dakota my home. I am passionate about life and my energy is spent between my artwork in the studio and endless fun activities with my three boys, their horses and our dog.

I am a multi faceted artist: sculptor, painter, wood carver. I specialize in Native American and Western themes. I use traditional Native American methods for some of the things I do, like my buffalo hide paintings for example. I have deep knowledge of Native American culture and traditions which translate into my art (I was adopted into the Dakota Tribe at the age of 18 and given the name Wicahpi Ska Hoksila --White Star Boy). I have also worked as a make-up artist, costume-set designer and consultant for movies with Native American themes.

I work year round in my studio outside Hot Springs,…

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  • Joined December 6, 2012

Favorite materials

bronze sculptures, buffalo hide, deer hide, animal hides, canvas, leather, wood

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About

I am a native Minnesotan but I have made the beautiful Black Hills in South Dakota my home. I am passionate about life and my energy is spent between my artwork in the studio and endless fun activities with my three boys, their horses and our dog.

I am a multi faceted artist: sculptor, painter, wood carver. I specialize in Native American and Western themes. I use traditional Native American methods for some of the things I do, like my buffalo hide paintings for example. I have deep knowledge of Native American culture and traditions which translate into my art (I was adopted into the Dakota Tribe at the age of 18 and given the name Wicahpi Ska Hoksila --White Star Boy). I have also worked as a make-up artist, costume-set designer and consultant for movies with Native American themes.

I work year round in my studio outside Hot Springs, SD, mostly on commissioned pieces, but I always have art work available for interested art collectors. I am working on smaller and more affordable art pieces for smaller pockets that will be available through Etsy in 2013.

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