The Weekly Squint—
Detail of Continuum Basket, a loan item currently on view in “Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions.”
caption: Gerald Clarke Jr. (Cahuilla), Continuum Basket, 2002. Metal (aluminum cans). Krone Museum and Idyllwild Arts, Covelo, Calif., courtesy of Ernest Siva.
Label in exhibition reads: Coiled from 668 crushed soda and beer cans into a star design that resembles a traditional Cahuilla basket,
Continuum Basket, by the artist Gerald Clarke Jr., weaves centuries past with an Indian present. His choice of materials points to two of the most negative and long-lasting legacies of the colonial period for some Native Americans: diabetes and alcoholism.
Squint is an every-Thursday post that features snapshots of small, obscure Huntington details that catch our eye. It’s a little window into some of the delightful minutiae that bring a smile to our collective face.
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