Visual Art Mohawk Akwesasne Roger Perkins, known as Sosakete in Mohawk, is a multimedia artist working in traditional and contemporary genres including painting, carving, digital art, sculpture, and ceramics. At Project Antelope, he offers his “Powowpopart,” digitally rendered collages hand-stretched onto canvas that incorporate original images as well as borrowed and reclaimed historical and contemporary images. What emerges is an empowered, often humorous assertion of Indian identity which both embraces and rejects any attempt to define what it is to be a dispossessed people. His motto is “educate through art,” and he creates to inspire and unite all. The self-described eternal optimist strives to maintain spiritual composure as a husband and a father of five. He views his art as an all-encompassing journey to integrate texture and color, humans and nature, spirit and the supernatural, Earth and the cosmos. His paintings and digital images illustrate his beliefs in the positive aspects of tradition and the natural world and are usually deeply rooted in Native-inspired abstract design. Large scale paintings range in size from 3 to 8 feet on round as well as rectangular canvases.