Sean Gallagher Pah-tu Gallagher-Pitt's Profile

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Native Kut

Sean's interest in art and craft is inspired by his family's King Island Inupiat family heritage. While growing up his grandmother told stories of the island and familiarity of craftsmanship was strengthened by his Uncle Lou’s stone carvings.
Teaching himself kayak construction from his family's heritage, introduced him to carving. Desiring to widen his horizons led him to continue building my repertoire through carving masks under the influence and direction of renowned artist and master carver Larry Ahvakana. Requests from other carvers for knives helped spark Native Kut. With the right tool and drive people express themselves freely.

Pah-tu is a Columbia River Indian with family on both sides of the river. She is Enrolled at Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Her inspiration comes from the generations before her…

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  • Born on November 9
  • Joined October 3, 2011

Favorite materials

High Carbon Steel, Wood, Yellow Cedar, Red, Cedar, White Oak, Doug Fir, Lashing Material, beads, roots, film, stone

About

Native Kut

Sean's interest in art and craft is inspired by his family's King Island Inupiat family heritage. While growing up his grandmother told stories of the island and familiarity of craftsmanship was strengthened by his Uncle Lou’s stone carvings.
Teaching himself kayak construction from his family's heritage, introduced him to carving. Desiring to widen his horizons led him to continue building my repertoire through carving masks under the influence and direction of renowned artist and master carver Larry Ahvakana. Requests from other carvers for knives helped spark Native Kut. With the right tool and drive people express themselves freely.

Pah-tu is a Columbia River Indian with family on both sides of the river. She is Enrolled at Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Her inspiration comes from the generations before her as well as her nature, culture and decolonization. Although printmaking is her forte, she is also a budding carver. She believes in the freedom to use whatever medium in order to express or communicate. Although she has a background in environmental science, she strongly believes in the connection to culture and creativity. She has apprenticed in bead working (with Marcia Johnson), basketry with several teachers throughout the pacific northwest and some carvers as well.

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