LUISEÑO PEOPLE

When creating his cultural art, Price strives to tell a story, weave in legends and traditions, and hint at the heart, soul, and spirit of this proud people and their history.
His hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of the Luiseño culture bring an unrivaled authenticity to his art. Price has gained an intimate look into the Luiseño culture, while maintaining the objectivity of a trained archaeologist. He refuses to romanticize Luiseño imagery or fall back upon the stereotypical images that are so prevalent today in Native American art.

“As I work with my Luiseño subject matter, I delight in using their symbols and having them disappear into abstraction and reappear as new shapes. The challenge is to control my creativity while never allowing a convenient distortion to blur my loyalty to the Luiseño truths. I will not compromise my role as a preserver of the Luiseño culture.”

Kingbird Watches Wuyoot Rise

Kingbird Watches Wuyoot Rise  Into The Sun  Firemaker  New Baby, New Hat  The Foolish Mooraxish Dancer
Toowiwut Seeks His Vision  Luiseño Baskets with Eagle Dancer  Luiseño Baskets with Oak Leaves  Luiseño Baskets with Rattlesnake  Luiseño Baskets with Weaver
Tamyush Alarms The Alwuts  Taakwish' The Fireball  Chawiitwut Escapes Again   Chawiitwut  Pâvyut Wands Frozen Shimmer
  Changichuish Avengers (Bear)