"Beaded Seal" by Crystal Kaakeeyáa Worl
The border surrounding the seal was inspired by the beadwork pattern of seaweed. Crystal and her brother, Rico, collaborate on many art projects. Flipping through Rico's sketchbook, she mused over his seal sketches. She marveled that seals provide Natives with the gifts of food and skin that provides protection against inclement weather.
Crystal Worl is Tlingit from the Raven Sockeye Clan and Raven House in Haines, Alaska. From her mother's side, she is Deg Hit'an Athabascan from Fairbanks, Alaska. Crystal holds a Bachelor's of Fine Art in Studio Arts from the Institute of American Indian arts. Her work explores the relationships and bonds between her people, the land, and animals. Today, Crystal lives in Juneau as co-owner of Trickster Company. Trickster Company promotes innovative Indigenous designs focused on Northwest Coast art and the exploration of themes and issues in Native culture.