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Artist of the month: Lorelei Kruger combines Yakama traditions and modern technology in her artwork | Explore Yakima
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Artist of the month: Lorelei Kruger combines Yakama traditions and modern technology in her artwork | Explore Yakima

Traditional ways and Yakama-influenced art combine with modern technology in the art of Lorelei Kruger.Kruger was born and raised on the Yakama Reservation and is a Yakama Nation tribal member. She is married, a mother of five, and a digital artist. Her culture heavily influences her art, which she began creating 10 years ago.She started screen printing images and phrases on clothing as a hobby and, after learning about copyright law, started to design her own images for clothing and accessories.“I veered away from what other creators were doing and went to traditional art,” Kruger said. “This is what I know, and this is what I see lacking in the community:...