Standing Rock Sioux
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Charcoal, chalk and pastel on illustration board
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
David Thunderhawk, from Bismarck, ND, Earned a BFA from the University of North Dakota in 2004. He later returned to UND to study accounting.
His incisive portrait explores the issue of identity. As he writes, "as someone who is of a background that is equally Caucasian as it is Native American, I have struggled with what such a mixed background means to me at an artistic level." Thunderhawk seeks to capture the "universal essence" rather than the superficial appearance of his subjects.