Cheyenne Randall, a Seattle-based artist and member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, reimagines iconic American images under the alias Indiangiver. Whether erasing generational clues from celebrity icons, re-contextualizing historic Native American scenes, or creating mind-bending cityscapes, he accepts identity and place while rejecting the notion of time. In this worldview, everything that was, or will be, is.
For SODO Track, Rise Elvis Rose depicts the likeness of one of America’s most celebrated icons, Elvis Presley, with tattoos of Cheyenne’s making. Elvis moves toward a blue rose as an eagle swoops below, “ready to collect any echo he left behind.”