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Visions in the Fire

Preston Singletary began his journey as an artist in his hometown of Seattle in the 1980s, and he is noted for melding of European glass blowing traditions with his Tlingit culture, and iconography. This transformation and his continued evolution as an artist and cultural leader forms the spine of the upcoming documentary titled Visions in the Fire.

The film weaves a braid combining Singletary’s personal story, his creative process, together with his technical prowess and gift for collaboration, and the underlying meaning and context of his work both as a Tlingit and a contemporary American.

Singletary’s work is stunning to the eye and brings insight and illumination to the mind. Personal and professional context is provided by Rosita Worl from the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Tlingit carver and collaborator Wayne Price, Tlingit artist Lily Hope, Alaskan Native Anthropologist Eleanor Hadden, Alaska Native art historian Nadia Sethi, artist Dante Marioni, Tlingit author and filmmaker Garth Stein, and more.

The film highlights Singletary as an influential American artist and highlights the importance of his work in advancing our appreciation of the Alaska Native, and Native American experience. Visions in the Fire will be released in 2022, learn more at the documentary website.

Images: Mac Holt

2021 Teaser.mp4 from Heartstone Studios on Vimeo.