A CONVERSATION WITH MARTY TWO BULLS
The Lakota Language Consortium, Monroe County Public Library, and Indiana Humanities hosted Marty Two Bulls, Sr for this live and online session on June 18, 2022. Marty Two Bulls, Sr. is an acclaimed political cartoonist and illustrator. He is a member of the Oglala Lakota, from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Much of his early life was spent in Rapid City, South Dakota. He received his BFA with honors at the Institute of American Indian Arts and also attended the Colorado Institute of Art.
From there Marty went on to spend many years working for newspapers, including The Lakota Times. His innovative cartoons voice Native American perspectives on contemporary political issues. During the event, he discussed his Pulitzer-nominated work with The Lakota Times, as well as his work illustrating many Lakota-language picture books in partnership with a local educational nonprofit, The Lakota Language Consortium.
The event featured a conversation with Marty about his important work, Lakota culture, and Lakota language reawakening. He showed examples of artwork, including illustrated sketches and watercolors for The Lakota Language Consortium. During the event, Marty shows his illustration process along with the thought process behind the meaning of the illustrations that he is famous for.
Marty is a multi-media artist. The event not only featured illustrated works but also beautiful bronze sculptures and more!
You can view a video of the event, provided by the LLC consortium, to learn more about Marty and his career using the link button below!
Marty is a multi-media artist. He says, "I try to work in as many mediums as I can". The event not only featured illustrated works but also beautiful bronze sculptures and more!
You can view a video of the event , provided by the LLC consortium, to learn more about Marty and his career using the link button below!