Phillip Thomas (Chickasaw) inspires storytelling through his vibrant and dreamlike paintings that mix imagery from many origins.
Oil on birch panel
3′ x 4′
What is Loksi’?
Loksi’ means turtle in the Chickasaw language.
What is Turtle Island?
Turtle Island is a name for North America used by many Native American and First Nations people, based on creation stories.
Meet the Artist:
Thomas was first inspired by street art as a youth, and most of his young life was spent moving from the east to the west coast. He has been exposed to a range of American culture which has had a huge impact on his train of thought and how he approaches the content of his work.
Thomas is a color mixing wizard! He spends his days blending pigments for Gamblin, and his nights are spent painting.