Steven Paul Judd, Kiowa/Choctaw, is known primarily as a filmmaker; with writing partner Tvli Jacob he penned and/or directed American Indian Graffiti: This Thing Life (2003), Search for the World’s Best Indian Taco (2010), and Shouting Secrets (2011). Yet he is also a prolific visual artist whose mashups of Native experiences and disposable American pop culture are sly and often downright funny. His creations include paintings, prints, poster art, photography, and t-shirt designs.
Here’s what he says about this piece:
“Jim Thorpe LEGO” — I’m trying to paint icon images of Native Americans as if they were recreated in LEGO. This is the first one. Dig it if you can.
To keep up with Steven’s artistic pursuits, visit him on Facebook.