Posts attached with hashtag: #indigenousprecariat
:) My son finally got me a scan of a portrait he took of me about 2 years ago. He's really into photography, organic old school in the darkroom drenched in chemicals photography! Much of his work is conceptual and almost abstract, and it blows my mind. I'm glad he has access to an art school, and facilities in which to practice his craft. I'm a believer in arts and humanities as a solution to much of the epidemics ailing our Indigenous communities. ++++ #4wheelwarpony #indigenousprecariat #35mm #organicphotography #organic #photography #blackandwhite #stilllife #indigenous #thrasher #sk8dad #dadlife
Reading 🤔 Helps me feel less powerless. I read this book in prison of all places and I feel bad I’ve not read a full title since I’ve been out. I’m working on that! 💪🏽🧠 Need to beef up my mental, spiritual and physical fortitude because I feel like I will truly need it in the near future. Positive, negative, time will tell. ++++ #4wheelwarpony #indigenousprecariat #JamesBaldwin #NobodyKnowsMyName
$115 dollar #PawnShop come up! I’m from #FortApacheAZ and my pops was always a humble down to earth guy. He wanted the nice things but never got them, not even a cordless drill. So it makes me happy that I got my cordless drill in his lifetime. He loved it and my mom told me recently that he asked her to ask me for my crummy old miter saw that this one is replacing. That touched me! Everything he ever used was corded, drills, skill saws, jigsaws etc. and not the big name brands. So getting this #Dewalt set up is like buying a small piece of #WhitePrivilege for me & my old man. This ones for you #dad ! ✊🏽🙂💯🔥❤️ ++++ #4wheelwarpony #indigenousprecariat
An oldie but goodie #repost . I met #WishHenry just last week and it really picked me up, I’ve known Wish since he was 9 and love him like a little brother. Enjoy! ++++ #4wheelwarpony #ApacheCoffee #indigenousprecariat #NativeFilm #dustinncraig
I finished the line art, I will work on a full color version for stickers. But this is the line art! I could get stuff done so much quicker if I had a printer and my light table! I drew the line art with the friggin lasso tool & filling in outline shapes I made over the original drawing line are, so at least it would be super clean if I ever printed it four feet square! 😁💯 But yes, I’m done and instagram community seem to be more tech savvy and down to support artists so I’m an seeking those willing to do pre-orders for this guy. I’d need at least 2 Dozen or more but that is a modest amount, I’d personally just love to see him on shirts for those who appreciate my art. Seeing my stuff out there has been less and less as I’ve lost more and more being poorer and poorer, you know, whole downward spiral thing. I don’t want to be the “tragic artist” cliché. I think I still got plenty of miles and my best works and accomplishments are ahead of me. They have to be because I really don’t want to work for the “man” anymore and my whole career was on his dime, federal, state and grant contracts or private institutions and museums. All who though mean well in their missions to help the Indians, very little is actually in our control or authored by is. So I see art as a way to get out of the rat race and perhaps achieve real autonomy. After all there’s multimillion dollar global pop/youth culture merchandise companies who have made a killing on decades of cultural appropriation from Native America, at least here you know I’m from and on the deep Rez. Can’t get much more #authentic than that. ++++ #4wheelwarpony #indigenousprecariat #panindigenous #indigenous #drawing #whitemountainapache #culture #westernapache #mountainspirit #DziłŁigaiSianNdee #Dziłgaha #Łinanaha #Dziłtaadn
So let me rephrase, when I was in 8 weeks inpatient rehab at Rainbow Treatment center my uncle “Sneezy” asked me to draw a woman for him. However I didn’t feel like drawing some other nationality so I made it a point to draw an “Apache” woman. After all, he was my elder so I did my best to oblige him. I have struggled my whole life with being perceived as a “PG-13” artist, because I’ve censored and filtered myself the whole time because I a dad. There are numerous other artists who can express themselves in limitless ways, and I want to be like them. However I’ve always felt, only by my own imposition, the need to be a PG-13 artist and that me in that it limits my self expression. So this drawing here, though not satisfying to me as an expression of “sexy & alluring” is still my attempt to express that! I will not be ashed by my own art any longer because that is part of what has been making me sick, fighting my own conventional views whilst raging against the machine. I have to be all or nothing. There is no compromise with “N’daa” or the enemy. This is who and what I as an artist. I won’t be ashed to express myself any longer. 💔💔💔💔 ++++ #IndigenousPrecariat #HIGHESTSUICIDERATE IN THE #UnitedStates and that breaks my #HEART .
$10 a bottle 80 Proof liquid death & Gluten Free! This is the new roun here! Perhaps the only positive is it’s not in plastic bottles, just a tad more earth friendly. I’m much better tonight, the blues lightened from evening to dark. I snapped this photo on the walk back home this evening. I see so much, today I filmed a bunch of stuff on the way over. ++++ #indigenousprecariat #BartonsVodka #bootleggers #povertyporn #epidemic #multigenerational #abjectpoverty #selfmedication #escapism #despair