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Robert D’Alimonte

Tuscarora

“As an artist, I try to create works that demonstrate the beauty and significance of our culture. The teachings embedded within our culture are just as relevant today as they were when they were conceived.”

Artist Statement

As an artist, I try to create works that demonstrate the beauty and significance of our culture. The teachings embedded within our culture are just as relevant today as they were when they were conceived. The older I get, the more I appreciate the tremendous efforts put forth by our ancestors to help us retain what we have. I view my work as a full-time Haudenosaunee Artist as actively denying the hopes of colonialism.

I have been pursuing my work for more than 20 years. I was inspired to pursue art by my grand-father, Stan Hill, who was a renowned bone and antler sculptor. Working primarily with various soft and hardwoods, I apply both traditional and modern techniques to achieve my designs. I have been in several exhibitions, including at the Iroquois Indian Museum and the New York State Museum. I spend most of my days with my partner, Murisa, running Tuscarora WoodWorks, located on theTuscarora Nation. My company, Tuscarora WoodWorks, specializes in Haudenosaunee Art and Craft, including jewelry, home décor, apparel, awards, plaques and trophies, furniture, and custom work.