BareBones 2020 · OFFERINGS: Artists Respond to the Mourning, Grieving and Fires on Lake Street

Graci Horne

Sculpture and Banner

Graci Horne created a sculptural figure honoring Murdered and Missing Indigenous women.

The figure of a woman with a cradleboard on her back looks toward a hanging white shawl suspended in space that reads: Black Lives Matter on Dakota Makoce.

“On Dakota Makoce, everyone is equal in creator’s eyes. This sentiment will always be honored by my people, and we do not condone any disease of the mind especially racism against a nation of people that we owe a lot of gratitude towards to making this country”.

First photo courtesy of the artist; others by Paul Irmiter

In the recent OFFERINGS: BareBones Live Pop-ups, the artist spoke powerful words while standing next to her figure and banner, which she had placed in front of the rubbled location of MIGIZI Communications, the Native youth-serving organization on Lake St., Oct. 29, 2020.

About the Artist

Hapistinna [female given name; Dakota for third born girl] Graci Horne, better known as Graci, was born and raised in Mnisota [Minnesota]. Her bands are the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota people and Hunkpapa Lakota and Dakota people. She is a mixed media artist-acrylic paint, ink, watercolor, and also creates works in photography, film, and poetry. Horne holds a degree in Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Her specialty is curation and exhibition planning. Horne loves to combine both art and protecting Grandmother Earth. Horne’s projects encompass using art as a way to raise consciousness and engage viewers to preserve the earth.