The Tile Project, Destination: The World, 2004 - 2006
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Candy Nartonis

Candy Nartonis is an artist whose works have been shown in numerous exhibitions and
abroad. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Zimmerli
Art Museum, Rutgers; The Museum of Art, University of Maine; Boston Public Library Print
Collection; and the US State Department, Washington, DC, among others.

About the tile:
The “Big Dipper” is an important element within my latest work. Cherokee is a part of my
heritage, and the Cherokee Peace Flag consists of a simplified Big Dipper on a field of white.
For me, it became a perfect image for the Peace Tiles. Today, as an artist working in the city
of Boston, I feel I was fortunate as a child living in Oregon to spend nights camping in the
mountains, away from city lights. I could practically hear the clash and roar of far distant suns
burning over my head.