Holly Mititquq Nordlum
Holly Mititquq Nordlum is an artist, a graphic designer, public art contractor, traditional Inuit tattooer and a hopeful social justice insister. Using many mediums: printmaking, painting, filmmaking, and tattooing to express her ideas about life and issues of native people in today’s world. Nordlum received a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Graphic Design and Photography from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Nordlum was named a Time Warner Fellow with the Sundance Film Festival, and received an Art Matters grant, and a Humanities Forum grant for her work documenting the Tupik Mi Project (traditional Inuit tattooing) – which was also featured in the New York Times Lifestyles Section Summer 2018, a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award, and was named to the Smithsonian’s Nation Museum of The American Indian’s Artist Leadership Program.
A look at the Rorschach testing of old and each individual's perception which parallels the individuality of mental health and it's dysfunction. Also speaks to history, misdiagnosis and the eventual rethinking of mental illness, health and the journey.