My current work explores a move from the prairies of North Dakota to the urban environment of Chicago. The work considers a transplanted indigenous identity, one connected to place, in the midst of a culture shock . While exploring a new city, both foreign and known images are gathered : deer hair, parking signs, coyote tracks, municipal tickets, bird feathers, and corner store signs . Through self-applied cultural guilt and gender expectations, visuals emerge that suggest the storyteller’s voice is finally becoming comfortable in the 21st century metropolis.

© JESSICA CHRISTY