Stikine Summer Drum

Acrylic, Hide, Wood Frame, Beater

One of the joys of growing up in Southeast Alaska was collecting tad poles in a glass jar. One summer I kept a frog in a shoe box until I built it a huge house from mud and sand.
Many years ago, Rick Bartow had a show at the Hallie Ford museum in Salem, Oregon. He gave me a Southwest fetish that had been given to him. The frog is a symbol of water, fertility and the life cycle, I wear it when I need to feel creative. It tells me not to give up – keep creating.

-Allie High .