Kanienkehake People of the Flint
Alex Jacobs, Mohawk, Turtle Clan
Represents the Mohawk Iroquois Nation
Print with blue mat 11X14
About the Artist
Mohawk Turtle Clan
Jacobs (Karoniaktahke) is an activist, broadcaster, musician, poet and visual artist based in Santa Fe. Originally from Akwesasne, his collage-paintings combine the quilt-making traditions of his Mohawk mother and grandmother with elements from NM.
Using his mother’s calico scraps and commercial packaging from American Spirit cigarettes and Land-O-Lakes butter wrappers, he developed a kind of decoupage technique, gluing and varnishing the fabric to create his art. Jacobs is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts and holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute.