As a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe in Alaska, artist Joel Isaak grew up intimately connected to the land—hunting, fishing, and spending the bulk of his time outdoors. Today, Isaak uses those experiences to create beautiful handmade objects and clothing out of fish skin. Using a mixture of traditional and modern techniques, he has fashioned a variety of unique objects, including masks, high heels, dresses and even a motorcycle jacket. And just as his ancestors did, Isaak catches, skins, tans and consumes all of the fish that he uses in his art.
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