Moving through the “New World” via wagon in the 1880’s, dead weight could be considered excess materials and goods, including ledger books. Yet, without ledger books, a new spectrum of storytelling would’ve been lost. These visual accounts by the Indigenous Men and Women imprisone
Ishi Glinsky is a skilled sculptor, painter and installation artist, who works and resides in Los Angeles. Glinsky's work is often inspired by his materials, both industrial and organic, formed through handmade methods. Each work is an investigation into resourcefulness, permanence or continual evolution, all dependent upon the chosen material and its considered composition. While continuing to navigate through historical events and ephemera of North American Native tribes, Glinsky’s work becomes a fusion of intertribal celebration and material exploration. As a primarily self-taught artist, Glinsky investigates traditional techniques of his tribe, the Tohono O’odham Nation, as well as other Nations to create contemporary homages to sacred events and practices.