Award-winning artists whose work is inspired by his rich tribal heritage

Chickasaw citizen and Oklahoma native Paul C. Moore is a multi-talented artist who continues to share his skills with his home state.

His over 15-foot original sculpture, entitled "Dreams of Home," hangs at the Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center in Davis, Oklahoma. The abstract sculpture, which is situated behind the center's welcome desk, is created from multiple layers of circular disk pieces made from glass, wood and water-jet cut steel. With its beautiful shades of blue and green, it is made to represent a rushing river and rich countryside.

Moore says the piece is inspired by his daydreams of being in Oklahoma and of traveling east along the rivers to the Chickasaws' traditional homelands.

Paul, who is also a full-time artist, is on the faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He received his B.F.A from IAIA in 2006 and has won numerous awards in photography and graphic design. Not only that, but he has created countless paintings, sculpture and pieces of jewelry for private collections in both the United States and Canada. Currently, he is working on a new piece to be on display at the Chickasaw Nation Visitor Center in Sulphur.