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Tony Tiger's mixed media exhibit at the state Capitol explores human identity



"Full Consciousness"
State Capitol's East Gallery
2300 N. Lincoln
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Cultural awareness is important to native artist Tony Tiger, and this concept is clearly displayed in his work.

A mixed-media artist and a member of the Sac and Fox Tribe, Tiger's latest exhibit, "Full Consciousness," explores human identity through family photographs, tribal designs and timelines of his ancestry and personal story.

He said his art has given him new perspective on life, which is shown throughout his work.
"Being an artist has allowed me the opportunity to observe humanity in a new light," he said. "My work reflects the concept of viewing humanity with full consciousness."

Vibrant colors and patterns reminisce the history of Tiger's ancestors and their belongings. He believes humans are comprised of their bodies, minds and spirits. He uses this belief, along with one's awareness of past and future, in his art, which he has created for more than 20 years.
"Full Consciousness" is on display at the state Capitol's East Gallery, 2300 N. Lincoln, through May 23. The exhibit is free and open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. "?Luke Atkinson


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