Image courtesy of artist

Image courtesy of artist

marietta king

 

TRIBE:  Blackfeet

MEDIUM: Painting

LOCATION: East Glacier Park, Montan

 

2008 COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD HONOREE

2007 ARTS IN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FELLOW

 

"I advise students and youth of today to go after their dreams, their desires and cultivate their talent(s) regardless of their situation or circumstance. In this way, they may really learn to live more fully as a Blackfeet person and soul/spiritual being fulfilling their purpose on earth." - Mari King

“Blackfeet belief has it that if a spiritual being is painted, drawn or what have you, then it attracts that spiritual being in that place. Because of Mari’s character and personality, her paintings that bring to life visionary beings are a blessing wherever they may be displayed. If the purpose of life for all of us is one of loving and sharing, support and service, then Mari’s purpose is seen in her contributions to the Blackfeet Nation and Native America.” - Wilbert J. Fish Sr., nominator