Hyalite Dam Beadwork

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Multiple copies of a single video clip captured at the Hyalite Dam south of Bozeman, Montana create this composition inspired by indigenous Blackfeet beadwork designs. The area that is now shaped by a dam built in the 1940's was undoubtedly once a regular stopover of the nomadic Piegan (or Piikuni), Blood (or Kainah), and Siksika tribes. This work aims to highlight the impact non-Native American settlers made on the local landscape and the communities who once called these ancestral lands "home."

Hyalite Dam Beadwork

Hyalite Dam Beadwork | 2020 | digital video triptych

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Hyalite Dam Beadwork (triptych)

Hyalite Dam Beadwork | 2020 | digital video triptych

Hyalite Dam Beadwork

Hyalite Dam Beadwork | 2020 | digital video triptych

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Hyalite Dam Beadwork (view 1)

Hyalite Dam Beadwork (left & right panels of triptych) | 2020

Hyalite Dam Beadwork (view 2)

Hyalite Dam Beadwork (middle panel of triptych) | 2020