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THE ENCULTURATED WHITE MAN:
If Early America Had Embraced the Noble Savage

is a body of work (16 pieces) produced exclusively by
Tamara Ann Burgh over a period of some 15 years.
The work consists of turn-of-the-twentieth century found B&W photographs of Europeans she has altered
with color pencil to present hybridized European
Americans who embraced the Indian culture rather than attempt to destroy it.

The photographs were then matted with a variety of needlework -- as if constructed by enlightened late Edwardian and later period Caucasian women in their parlors. The needlework is constructed from natural fibers (cotton, silk, linen dyed or overdyed with plant dye baths) with added decorative elements such as beading, quill work, feathers, fur, buttons and more.

Once the matted photographs were complete, Tamara constructed free standing frames as seen below.

To view more images and construction processes go to Tamara's blog at: http://tburgh.wordpress.com/category/if-the-indians-had-won/

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TUThe Enculturated White Mad Series RATED WHITE MAN: If the Indians Had Won

Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, marble tiles, cotton cloth, feathers, shells, abalone shells, twine
29 1/2" X 20" X 8 7/8"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, feathers, leather, beads, tin cones, bone, felt, wool yarn, silk fabric, silver and cotton thread
41 1/4" X 23 1/2" X 14"

Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, shell, mother of pearl, duck skull, beads
35 1/8" X 25 1/2" X 14"

Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, cast putty, gold foil
33" X 21 1/2" X 11 1/8"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, turquoise beads, "coral" beads, spent .22 shells
31 1/4" X 24 3/4" X 14 1/2"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, deer antler, felt, beads sequins
41 5/8" X 24" X 12 1/2"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood and cast wood putty, wood laminate, feathers, rabbit fur, leather, beads, silk fabric, cotton cording
38 1/4" X 29 1/2" X 14 1/4"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, wool yarn, upholstery nails, cotton cloth
45" X 25" X 14 1/2"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, silver foil, marble tiles, and beads
39 1/2" X 23 1/2" X 12 1/2"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, walrus ivory, whale baleen
33 1/2" X 24 1/4" X 13"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, silver foil, silk and cotton fabric, wool yarn, enamel paint
40" X 28" X 16"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood and cast putty, wool yarn, feathers, raw cotton, deer antler, ceramic tile, bear claws, feathers, sequins, beads, silk ribbon, metal
37 1/4" X 31" X 21"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, turquoise beads, metal, leather
33 1/2" X 22 1/4" X 11"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, string, mother-of-pearl shell
36 1/4" X 29" X 14 3/8"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, cast wood putty, spent .22 shells
45 1/2" X 36 1/4" X 3"
Enculturated White ManFrame: polychrome wood, cast wood putty, spent .22 shells
45 1/2" X 36 1/4" X 3"

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