Tiffany Adams - Jewelry
Through stories in jewelry, on canvas and other creative processes, Tiffany Adams conveys the love of her culture and family in all her creations. She has found art to be a powerful tool for sharing stories. The materials and stories woven in her work create connections to place based knowledge. Her interpretations have organically evolved into multiple medium over the years, but each expression holds their own teaching and knowledge.
Her current works are about family and home, weaving together messages and memories of her mother’s life. Adams sees herself as an extension of a long line of strong and resilient woman, and her work commemorates their love and survivance. By placing the traditions they were denied into her works, she feels she is creating a corrective “re-righting” and “re-writing” of history for her mother and she hopes, for the viewer.
Tiffany Adams is Chemehuevi tribal member from Havasu Lake, Konkow and Nisenan from the Sierra Foothills. She is currently persuing her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Tiffany has been a tireless proponent and activist for accurate and reflective curriculum in Indigenous studies. She is a SWAIA Blue Ribbon recipient.
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