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Chris Pappan

Sovereign 3

Pencil / graphite, gouache, gold leaf and copper leaf on tax ledger, Image: 28"h x 17"w, Frame: 33.25"h x 23.25"w, Item No. 21561,

Inspired by Douglas Miles (Apache Skateboards) and his “You’re skating on Native Land” campaign. Skateboarding is more than a sport, it has the power to transform lives and communities.  It allows for free personal expression, teaches discipline, moves at the pace of the individual and brings a sense sovereignty to the individual and the community.  Therefore skating becomes ceremony; when the sovereign actor becomes lost in prayer while their actions act as a sacrifice for the local and human community.

– Chris Pappan