The Tile Project, Destination: The World, 2004 - 2006
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OKLAHOMA

Shan Goshorn
shangoshorn@yahoo.com

Shan Goshorn is an Eastern Band Cherokee Indian artist who specializes in hand-tinted
black and white photography. Much of her artwork and lectures address the racism and
stereotypes of Indian people in commercial products, most notably the use of Indians as
sport mascots. Her work has been exhibited internationally including the Franco-American
Institute (Rennes, France), American Indian Community House Gallery (New York City) and
International Arts Alive Festival (Johannesburg, Africa).

About the tile:
“I used this very ancient symbol found in our people’s burial mounds. It is understood to illustrate the way
that we measure time. Rather than a timeline, we use the spiral to show the overlapping relationships
between all generations. May it also symbolize the peaceful relationships between all people.”
Aho
Shan Goshorn
Eastern Band Cherokee Indian