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

is a body of work (16 pieces) produced exclusively by Tamara Ann Burgh. 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 are matted with a variety of needlework -- as if constructed by enlightened 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) and added decorative elements such as beading, quill work, feathers, fur, buttons and more.

Once the matted photographs were complete, Tamara constructed free standing frames and stands 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/

CLICK ON THE ART PIECES IN THE PHOTOS OR THE THUMBNAILS BELOW TO ENLARGE

If the Indians Had Won cover

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Photos above from YOUR ARE ON INDIAN LAND exhibition, 2015-2016, Museum of Northern Airizona

The Enculturated White Mad Series

If Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, marble tiles, cotton cloth, feathers, shells, abalone shells, twine
29 1/2" X 20" X 8 7/8"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: 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"

If the Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, shell, mother of pearl, duck skull, beads
35 1/8" X 25 1/2" X 14"

If the Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, cast putty, gold foil
33" X 21 1/2" X 11 1/8"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, turquoise beads, "coral" beads, spent .22 shells
31 1/4" X 24 3/4" X 14 1/2"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, deer antler, felt, beads sequins
41 5/8" X 24" X 12 1/2"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: 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"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, wool yarn, upholstery nails, cotton cloth
45" X 25" X 14 1/2"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, silver foil, marble tiles, and beads
39 1/2" X 23 1/2" X 12 1/2"
If The Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, walrus ivory, whale baleen
33 1/2" X 24 1/4" X 13"
If The Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, silver foil, silk and cotton fabric, wool yarn, enamel paint
40" X 28" X 16"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: 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"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, turquoise beads, metal, leather
33 1/2" X 22 1/4" X 11"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, string, mother-of-pearl shell
36 1/4" X 29" X 14 3/8"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, cast wood putty, spent .22 shells
45 1/2" X 36 1/4" X 3"
If the Indians Had WonFrame: polychrome wood, cast wood putty, spent .22 shells
45 1/2" X 36 1/4" X 3"

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SELECTED IMAGES OF THE ALTERED PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEEDLEWORK MATTING

 

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