Neal Ambrose-Smith

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About the Artist

Artist Statement:

Children's stories are the wonders we grow up with. The mystery, the charm, the fantasy and the illusion. Tribal peoples have known this for thousands of years as All Things Are Connected, while others may recognize this as Newton’s 3rd law with a moral value meta-data. Charms unharnessed by age. Learning about my families’ past and reading Shakespeare’s Tempest or Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe make these connections for me. Listening to today’s world news tells of Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death. Some stories and traditions never change.
Such stories are found within all tribes, as we are all from tribes at some point from somewhere. Entertaining, teaching and sharing. Rabbit, Coyote and Raven are tricksters that help narrate my stories of tradition and identity. Storytelling is our first written language. As I listen to the world news, popular culture and my Elders I practice our first language.
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The Conversation
It's Not Your Fault
It's a Jungle Out There
Bet the Farm on Bokeh
Shady Lakes, the White House Apprentice
Coyote Consults the Neighborhood
The Albissola Years
They Travel Through Me
Cultural First Responder
Remembering
Singing the Rood Off