Everything that I make comes from a deep love of tradition. My Tlingit ancestors reserved Chilkat weaving for women and Two Spirit folks, and my practice restores the honor that non-binary tribal members knew before colonization. Drag has also been a medium that I use to upset and unlearn colonization.
Gender Identity in the North
2016, Ricky Tagaban, Site specific activation. Courtesy of the artist.
2016, Ricky Tagaban, Merino wool, cedar bark, sea otter fur, leather. Courtesy of the artist.