Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend an all-Indigenous artist residency with the Centrum Foundation in Port Townsend, WA as part of the Yəhaw̓ Show. This satellite residency, part of a collaborative year-long project featuring the work of over 200 Indigenous creatives, allowed me to start my year off with my mind and heart full.
For a week I got to spend time with four other rad young Native makers, and share space, time, ideas, words, and food. It was inspiring, to say the least, to be around others with a similar vision and dedication to their work. While it was so valuable to have the time and space to use to freely create, it was just as worth it (and almost more) to build community and continue to find my place here in the PNW.
Stay tuned for more about the culmination of yəhaw̓, and the work that came from my experience with Centrum! xx