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Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Oklahoma

Plains Style German Silverwork by Patrick Paul Tointigh

July 12 - August 23, 2014

Patrick Tointigh was born in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, to Thomas and Birdie Mae Tointigh. His paternal grandparents are Tom and Nancy Tointigh and maternal grandparents are Ray and Helen Blackbear. Patrick is an enrolled member of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. The English translation of his Indian name, Pah-Po-Sain, is "a hair piece crafted from buffalo hide". He is a graduate of Apache High School in Apache, Oklahoma. He currently resides with his wife in Elgin, Oklahoma.

Patrick was influenced at a young age by his father, Thomas. At ten years old he began to develop his talent learning from his father, as well as teaching himself new skills. Following in his father's footsteps, Patrick stays true to his original teachings and maintains a focus on Plains style German silverwork. Patrick creates high-end fashion jewelry using flat sheet metal, a jeweler's saw, and handmade stamping tools. Patrick has begun using the treble cleft as a makers mark on the fashion jewelry that he hand crafts. With a combination of traditional and contemporary styles, Patrick's work is spiritual in nature, abstract in expression, and leaves the viewers to their own interpretation. This exhibit marks the first public showing of Patrick's artwork.

In addition to his work as a visual artist, Patrick is a musician, specializing guitar, bass, and drums. His professional music career began in Canada with highlights including recording an album that was nominated for a Juno award, playing at the Juno festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, and performing at the 2010 Winter Olympics Festival in Vancouver. Currently, he plays bass in the Redman Blues Band of Oklahoma.

"My own ideas are derived from the matrix in infinite intelligence which is the Creator, Great Spirit."

After the exhibition closes, Patrick may be reached at sandstormee@yahoo.com for information about purchasing silverwork.

 

German Silver Bracelets
2014 Patrick Paul Tointigh



German Silver Feather Earrings

2014 Patrick Paul Tointigh



German Silver Starblanket Earrings
2014 Patrick Paul Tointigh



German Silver Crescent Moon Cross

2013 Patrick Paul Tointigh



German Silver Fancy Bird Earrings

2014 Patrick Paul Tointigh

 

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