“At first, I just tried to bring my Koyukon heritage into my thoughts, work and art. Eventually, I realized that I needed to explore the nonverbal Phyllis—the woman who really understood what I thought, felt, and knew about life. At last I find happiness when something comes through my art that doesn’t seem familiar. Maybe it’s the sequestered Phyllis who needs to tell it like it is non-verbally—and maybe it’s somebody or something else that wants to see what it can do with my hand or world.”

 Athabascan Scholar, Writer, Visual Artist

Phyllis Fast