Glass

Lead crystal killer whale totem by Tlingit artist Preston Singletary Salmon Eggs glass sculpture by Cree artist Val Malesku Spindle Whorl by Glass artist John Nutter Berry Basket by Tlingit artist Preston Singletary "Berry Basket" by Tlingit artist Preston Singletary "Berry Basket" by Tlingit artist Preston Singletary Berry Basket by Tlingit artist Preston Singletary Blown Glass Baskets by Tlingit artist Preston Singletary

For nearly two decades, Preston Singletary has straddled two unique cultures-melding his Tlingit ancestry with the dynamism of the Studio Glass movement. In the process he created an extraordinarily distinctive and powerful body of work that interprets cultural and historical images in richly detailed, beautifully hued glass. Singletary has translated the visual vocabulary of patterns, narratives, and systems of Native woodcarving and painted art into glass, a material historically assocaited with Native peoples through an extensive network of trading routes.

- Excert from the inside cover of Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadow (Post et al. 2009)