On The Scene: Apache Artist Activist Carrie Sage Curley

FNX “On the Scene” with Apache Artist/Activist Carrie Sage Curley; Painting in LA’s Indian Alley
Segment Producer
Editor: Robin Underwood
Series Producer: Frank Blanquet
Camera: Frank Blanquet
Production Assistant: Leland Morrill
Special Thanks To:
Pamela J. Peters (Closing Photo): tachiiniiphotography.com/
“These Days” gallery & owner Stephen Zeigler: thesedaysla.com/

Artist Statement:
— Carrie Sage Curley,”cc” —
“I am 26 years old, currently residing on the Apache reservation. I’ve always done art as long as I can remember. I have been an active artist for six years. I have also received my AA degree this Spring from Eastern Arizona College. I do live art, mural work and commission work. I was one of the featured female artists in February 2013 at the Ch ikeeh Baja Hozho at Navajo Nation Museum. I also assisted Tom Greyeyes and Vansler Nosie in creating a mural for the Honor the Treaties campaign.

I view my art as honoring my ancestors, bringing out the beauty of my people. My work is mostly about women, I see the strength in women and I think all women should respect themselves. You hear a lot about the men as the warriors, but women are warriors too, We are fierce. It is a gift from creator to paint; I pray before I paint. I am inspired by the elders, and the youth, the drums, my music, and that is who I am…”