Yup'ik/Alaska Native contemporary and traditional arts and crafts
the unknown tomorrow from several months ago
It’s been few months since I’ve posted on this page but soon I will have more to say. Burnt out is no joke, life changes will get to you! New environment and unfamiliar places put you on guard! I wrote this blog March 25, 2021 when masks were required in public places, “Let’s live for tomorrow – mask up and GIVE EACH OTHER space!” During these changing times, I’ve made things and wrote poems. You see, everyone doesn’t need to know everything but you support those you love wherever they are, sometimes with silence (prayer) and sometimes loud!
Snow is still coming down in Alaska. Enjoy it while it lasts! Spring is coming.
Merna Wharton “Nasek’taq” is Yup'ik from Akiacuaq (Akiachak) lives in Anchorage Alaska. Merna is an Alaska Native artist, poet, traditional and contemporary seamstress, carver, gatherer of greens and berries, and loves the outdoors of Alaska! Merna enjoys finding art in natural elements and shares her experiences through her website, nasektaq.com. Merna crafts to preserve her culture and art and shares her worldview from a remote village Yup’ik girl’s perspective with a glimpse of life in Alaska in her writing and poems. More information about her art can be found at https://www.rasmuson.org/49writers/artist-profile/merna-wharton/.
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