Shamans are spiritual beings with the ability to heal - to cure a person and to mend a situation. Shamanism requires specialized knowledge or abilities. The word shaman originated among the Siberian Tungus and literally means he (or she) who knows. The button blanket is a ceremonial robe of the Pacific Northwest which proclaimed the rank of the owner and their hereditary rights, obligations and powers. In modern times these robes are still worn at important ceremonies where the dancer or speaker gives forth a sense of spiritual power, prestige and respect.
“My inspiration stems from mythical and cultural symbols spanning both time and peoples. The cultural diversity found across the globe together with my passion for historical traditions dictates my creative output.” Pokey Park