Preston Singletary: Native American Glass Artist
Preston Singletary is a Tlingit artist who employs traditional forms and spiritual topics in contemporary art. The Tlingit are an indigenous people from the Pacific Northwest, known to themselves as “Lingit” or “People of the Tides”.
Rather than using traditional materials, Singletary uses glass. Glass allows him to use traditional form lines while adding, in his own words, “another dimension to indigenous art.”
Singletary often collaborates with other artists from traditional cultures, which “informs and inspires” his own work. The images shown below include collaborative works with Joe David and Lewis Tamihana Gardiner.