Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc.
- Cultural Center
Nottoway wanted to illustrate tribal history at their Cultural
Center in Capron, Virginia. They divide their history into three
periods: "From Barter, To Buffer, To Be." Each period
is identified by a distinct background color that bleeds into
the adjacent color as historical events occurred. These colors
flow across the panels and softly divide the timelines.
Documents scanned from originals, historical paintings, and
map illustrations are all rendered with the text. Recent photos
were provided by the tribe, and illustrate events at their annual
powwow in Surry County, VA.
Text and visual images were reproduced on a vinyl sheet and
applied to a 1/8" aluminum substrate. The aluminum sheets
hover off the wall with hidden wooden frames. Some panels overlap,
adding more dimension to the display.