Crystal Rose Demientieff Worl is Tlingit Athabascan from Raven moiety, Sockeye Clan, from the Raven House. She is a child of a Thunderbird and from the Chilkat region in Southeast Alaska. From her mother’s side, she is Deg Hit’an Athabascan from Fairbanks Alaska. Raised between Fairbanks and Juneau, she was introduced at a young age to her traditional arts, practices, and storytelling. In 2013 Crystal earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Jewelry Metals and an Associate’s of Fine Art in Moving Images from the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Crystal experiments with kiln-cast glass, printmaking, painting, and silversmithing. She recently began working with fish skin, seal gut-skin, and furs. Crystal studies traditional Tlingit formline design and Athabascan beadwork patterns. She experiments applying her designs within mixed media and performance, including aerial dancing. She practices the recreation and modernization of her Clan’s stories and Raven stories from home. Her work explores the relationships and bonds between her people, the land, and the animals.
Today Crystal lives in Juneau, Alaska working as a co-owner of Trickster Company with her brother Rico Worl.
See more of Crystal's work on her website: www.crystalworl.com .
Alison Bremner is a Tlingit artist born and raised in Southeast Alaska. She delves into her rich and complex culture through paintings, jewelry, drums and regalia. “Tlingit art is not just art – it is an internal compass, a connection to who we are as people and where we come from.” Having been raised in both her native and non-native cultures, Alison brings a unique perspective to her art. In addition to traditional formline, she explores contemporary formline as well as surrealist painting. “There is a misconception that all First Nations people are stoic and somber. While there has been much despair in our history, there has also been much to celebrate. I seek to shed light on our sense of humor in order to view the full picture of the modern native.” Alison has learned from master artists Cheryl Samuel and David R. Boxley. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the British Museum. Alison is inspired by ancient traditions and modern coffee.
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In developing her repertoire to include weaving of Chilkat, Raven’s Tail and cedar, skin sewing of seal, sea otter and moose hide of mukluks, moccasins, vests and jackets. Designing and sewing of regalia of button robes, octopus bags and dresses. Jeweler of silver, copper, abalone and trade beads of potlatch designed earrings, necklaces and bracelets. She brings performing arts of oratory storytelling, collaboration of traditional Tlingit legends to her written stories of today’s concerns.