Colleen Friday is a Northern Arapaho artist who is also currently studying rangeland ecology and watershed management at the University of Wyoming. Her artwork starts as penciled geometric designs on graph paper which then make their way into digital collages, lasercut jewelry, fabric prints and aerosol paintings. She uses designs adapted from those she learned from her mother, a beadwork artist, as well as imagery inspired by Arapaho symbolism, stories, historical figures and current events.
Image: Red Buffalo. 2014. Aerosol on canvas. 35” x 46”