La Conner, WA
CLOCKWORK WHITE: light and signs is a multi-media, multi-disciplinary exhibition by Portland artist Sara Siestreem. Encompassing contemporary video and photography, ancestral Indigenous weaving culture, and the metaphor of the Salmon's journey that reflects the artist's tribal roots, CLOCKWORK WHITE: light and signs blends the traditions of the past with the transitory aspects of the present.
Sara Siestreem is an enrolled member of the Coos Tribe of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Suislaw Indians. She received her BS from Portland State University (2005) and her MFA from Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, NY (2007).
"My family migrated from the coast to an urban center for my education. I then moved to an even bigger city to pursue my training and engage my work in the studio, classroom, and institutions. Eventually, this work and these experiences brought me home to the coast to bring the accumulated knowledge back to my people. CLOCKWORK WHITE: light and signs is a chronicle of a path that instinctually returns home to spawn in the eventual form of the baskets, a Salmon cycle completed." —Sara Siestreem
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website