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chris t cornelius (oneida)

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Artist in Residence - National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
2003

This work completed as Artist-In-Residence explores five of thirteen episodic junctures of the Oneida Creation Story. The work seeks to manifest the spatial and narrative power of the Oneida cosmology. It is not a literal illustration of a story, but rather an interpretive translation that fuses the cultural conveyance in American Indian oral tradition with the graphic explanation of the construction document.