I often work with Social Justice and Environmental Justice issues as the core of my art concept. I collaborate with other Artists as paint brushes, we work with the community as our palette and together we paint the minds of the world.Funktavism: a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous and playful action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue for enjoyment."Funktavism" is my primary goal and my slogan for social justice is "Kill the Idiot Save the Fan" a parody of Colonel Henry Pratt’s phrase "Kill the Indian Save the Man," my primary Environmental Justice slogan is "Divest or Die."We mix our Indigenous culture with pop culture to create outfits to perform at community events and host screen printing workshops that welcome the public to bring their own fabric and we print our messages for free. We are often dehumanized in the media, I hope to break down stereotypes to humanize our selves as relevant Native Peoples in the 21st century.
2016, Rory Wakemup, Performance, mixed-media. Courtesy of the artist.
Divest or Die
2018, Rory Wakemup, Performance, mixed-media. Courtesy of the artist.
2018, Rory Wakemup, Silkscreen. Courtesy of the artist.
Kill the Idiot Save the Fan
2017, Rory Wakemup, Performance, mixed-media. Courtesy of the artist.