TRADITIONAL USES OF NORTH SLOPE PLANTS

Book illustrations

This book is definitely a little different than most of what I normally do. In a previous life I was a Marine Biology major in college and was deep into the science scene with goals to become a science illustrator.
This book was created from start to finish by our Native corporation in an effort to preserve knowledge of our traditional usage of wild plants. I learned SO MUCH and I am forever grateful to be able to be part of this project.
My contributions included technical botany driven drawings, plant usage drawings, photos and anecdotes.
This book is not currently available to the public. It will be available later in electronic form.

 
 

INUPIAQ LEARNING FRAMEWORK

Education Illustration

One of the most personally fulfilling projects is this one. The Inupiaq department, led by Pausauraq Jana Harcharek, was looking for an image that encompassed a lengthy list of Inupiaq Values to use as a visual for the Inupiaq Learning Framework.  This image was used to teach Native values across the whole entire school district.

Click the image to listen to a video of Pausauraq explaining the meaning behind each icon.

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©2019 by NasugraqHopson.

Preservation

An image exploring the idea of preservation of a culture. Instead of focusing on breathing life into a culture and living it, most colonial efforts involve recording and preserving us in a museum, like we are already a part of the past. Colored pencil and ink.