Cherokee Artist Profile
Video of MaryBeth discussing a new sculpture, part of the Wildlife Monuments series.
In partnership with tribal communities and conservation groups around the world, we are creating Wildlife Monuments for endangered species. Now that the first of seven, the Honu Monument (Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas) has been designed, carved, and installed in Rangaroa by Maori artist Ian George, we are delighted to announce plans for the second, which celebrates Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) and The Five Civilized Tribes (Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Seminole).
Designed by Cherokee artist MaryBeth Timothy, Kerulos Artist in Residence, the bronze sculpture will be located on the grounds of Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Georgia, the same state where ABES will be located. The monument’s name is the word for Loggerhead Sea Turtle in the language of the Koasati (Coushatta) tribe. Mary Beth describes the sculpture and its meaning in this video.
Interview with the Cherokee Phoenix - November 4, 2015
KXII November Artists Rotation Interview -
MaryBeth Timothy and Rhonda Williams
December 7th, 2016