Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman is an award-winning artist, in various media, based in Phoenix, Arizona. With an extensive body of work, Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman combines artistic flair with technical skill to create art that is full of love and spiritual feeling. Her work reflects both an artistic vision as well as the personality of her subjects.
Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman, comes from the Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Nation, on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota along the Missouri River. She is also of Norwegian descent from her mother. She credits her children and grandchildren for her inspiration and relishes their input. From them comes love and happiness. Her art echoes that love.
She is a stone and metal sculptor, painter, jeweler and fashion and furniture designer. Recycling materials is her lastest endeavor which she is passionate about. It’s also an ancient practice that she feels, needs to be rekindled. “I want to inspire people to reuse, reduce and recycle as well as being proactive in taking care of the sacred Mother Earth.” Her creations from recycled aluminum cans, range from jewelry to monumental sculptures.