Natalie Ball: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Snake


Aug 2019 – Nov 2019

Natalie Ball’s work challenges dominant stories of Native American identities, taking to task the historical and visual legacies that misrepresent what it means to be “Indian.” She dives deeply into Indigenous histories and forms of knowledge, the use of language, and a wide range of materials—including animal hides, clothing, and synthetic hair—to create a new narrative around Indigenous experiences and identities. The two works that comprise Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Snake stand in dialogue with each other and with the viewer. Together, they offer a new way of looking at complex Indigenous narratives that, in the artist’s words, “are critical to further realizing the self, the nation, and necessarily, our shared experiences and histories.”

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Indigenous, Stereotypes, Textiles