Mohawk Artist Draws Upon Native American Heritage

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Jordan Thompson has been drawing free-hand since he was a youngster.

While the 29 year old's hand-drawn sketches have become more refined and detailed over the years, his philosophy has remained the same - no one line on any of his pen and ink drawings are ever the same.

"If I have a great start, it will just flow very easily," said Jordan.
 
All of his black and white sketches focus on his Native American influences and experiences growing up on Akwesasne Mohawk Territory.

"Story telling, especially the heritage - there's a lot of legends where you can build off of and just tell a story with a picture," said Jordan.
 
Jordan, who has taken a few formal art classes, usually produces between 80 to 100 different sketches a year.

His trademark has been to hide things in his drawings.
 
Jordan's unique artistic talents are taking on a new dimension - this time in the form of creative tattoo designs.
 
He even has designed and drawn a logo for a girls lacrosse team in the Carolinas.

His website, http://mohawk-art-design.com/, allows visitors to see his one-of-a-kind creations.
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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