Two Spirit Art at 2013 Santa Fe Indian Market

Two Spirit Art at 2013 Santa Fe Indian Market

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Angela Babby, (Oglala Sioux) was awarded a prestigious SWAIA fellowship in 2006 and she won 1st and 2nd place in her division. The artist was born in Everett, Washington and earned her degree from Montana State University. Her enameled art glass mosaic is titled, of “Supreme Respect for the Two Spirits” and the following is a brief excerpt from the artist statement: “Supreme Respect for the Two Spirits” was inspired by the Supreme Court rulings in June 2013 which gave a pair of major victories for the gay rights movement. The Supreme Court ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits and, by declining to decide a case from California, effectively allowed same-sex marriages there.  I was shocked by this decision by this court. It was the most important legal breakthrough for equal rights around the world during in my lifetime and I wanted celebrate it.”