Shooting Stars: a film about a young Native man who reconnects with his heritage in the most unlikely place: a junkyard (based on the filmmaker's beginnings and journey as an adoptee...)
CREATED BY: Rhett Lynch (Navajo)
LOCATION: Alameda, New Mexico, United States
Film clip at Indiegogo
Rhett Lynch lives and works in Alameda, New Mexico. In his thirty years as a professional artist, he has found expression in a variety of mediums, from hand-woven tapestries to sculpture, drawings, and monotypes, to paintings in oil and acrylic, to writing, acting in films and developing the motion picture production company, Heap Big Films. Always seeking to expand his visual vocabulary, Rhett consistently experiments with various materials in order to bring more power, life, and intensity to his art. Rhett’s broad range of subject matter: the human form, animals, landscapes, icons, archetypes, myth and legend, are depicted realistically to pure abstract, whimsical to mystical. He refers to his work as a visual journal, recording his experiences as a tourist of life. His work is a testament to the deeply powerful symbols found in the well of his Indigenous heritage, conveying a universal message, which crosses all cultural boundaries. Although varying greatly in medium and subject matter, all of Rhett's work contains a common thread: intensity of color and multifaceted intent. His paintings and writings are deeply personal, complex and moving, sometimes disturbingly so, providing an interactive experience provoking thought, evoking emotion, and leaving a lasting imprint on the psyche. Rhett's work, which has appreciated consistently over three decades, attracts a broad range of collectors, veteran as well as neophyte, from entertainment and political personalities, to church parishes and corporations such as CNN.
Please show your support and give what $$$ you can! Just click on the Indiegogo box... I am so excited to meet Rhett who is among the growing numbers of Native adoptees ...Trace