Substitute Response 1
As a substitute to the Enchanted exhibit, I am going to write about something from a current exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum. It's from the exhibit "Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation." This is an exhibit of contemporary Native North American Art from the West, Northwest, and Pacific. The piece I found especially interesting is called "Khoiye-Goo Mah" by Teri Greeves. You can see it here:
What she did was take glass beads, silver-lined glass beads, commercially manufactured tennis shoes, and create a modern looking shoe with historical Native American symbols on them. They look like the blue, high-top, converse shoes that you would see, but there is much more detail in them. There are images of Native Americans sewn into them along with a hand, which I'm sure is some sort of symbol. I think her message with these shoes is that though the Native Americans may not live like a lot of modern society, they are still changing and advancing with the times. There is a very modern sense about these shoes, along with a very historical and personal meaning to them. I wonder if the blue shoes with red laces symbolize anything with the colors. I found this to be very fascinating.