Snowbird - (keys c'ik'as) - Is the Indian given name of artist, Taylor Tupper-David. She's a direct descendant of some of the most powerful leaders in Modoc history. Such as; Captain Jack, Dr. Duffy, Winema, Scar Face Charley, Mae Copperfield, Old Sheepy, and Old Chief Schonchin. She is an enrolled member of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon- the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Peoples.
Taylor says, “Many times when I begin to paint, I do not know what colors or what design is going to take shape. I start with a sketch in my head and see where it leads. Many times what I begin often comes out as something entirely different. This is when I listen to the words of my father who says, “he homas gi”.... which means, “Just do it!”
All my garments are hand washable and if taken care of properly, can last for many, many years. I myself have a jacket that I painted that I’ve had for over 12 years.
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