by Alana Louise
I chose to use Alaksa’s state motto, ‘North to the Future’, instead of 'The Last Frontier’ because of its optimism the statement has. 'The Last Frontier’ also feels inactive and almost negative; as if the state itself was backwards or unwilling to change. I included a Native American thunderbird to represent the common belief that Alaskan Natives have of a supernatural creature that is able to create lightning through the beat of its wings. Pretty badass. Colors chosen also reflect those that are found in Native Alaskan artwork.

State Plates Project by Jonathan Lawrence ⓒ 2014