Six Nations of the Grand River
Hello everyone! My name is Laurel Thomas and im a full-time artist from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. I started formally beading with my late mother about 5 years ago when we moved back to our community.
During the last years of my mothers life she taught me not only how to bead but how to make traditional garments, dolls, and other traditional crafts. I've always had a deep rooted connection to my Haudenosaunee culture since I was a child.
Listening to our stories of creation and attending ceremony created the foundation for not only who I am today as a young Cayuga woman, but also my cultural worldview as an artist.
My creations are made with intent of keeping traditional designs alive, while giving them new life in the modern world. I launched Skydome Creations in hopes to share my creative vision in not only my visual interpretation of my own culture but fashionable designs of my own making.
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