Dan Brook, Sculptor & Baylor Alumnus, discusses his work and its connections to & representations of indigenous traditions.
Muscogee-Creek – Native American artist Dan Brook, was born in ranch life in the Creek nation of Oklahoma. Memories of his father, a second-generation rancher and Indian cowboy, and his vivid tales of turn of the century ranch life are preserved in Brook’s mind. The fellow native playmates of his childhood, the cowboys and neighboring farmers, themselves descendants of early pioneers of Indian territory, have provided a rich tapestry of images, culture and history for the artist to draw upon. His gift was evident from early childhood. “My earliest memories are of drawing. I suppose that is true of most children, I just never stopped.”
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