Oscar pursues contemporary textile that reflects my cultural identity. He contributed to the revitalization of his ancestral artwork with innovative materials and design. Oscar explores different media that range from leather, skin-sewing, and grass weaving, woodcarving, to walrus ivory carving. A strong cultural identity shows in his work. Through his knowledge of intergenerational art forms and sewing skills, he fashions cultural attire to create strong visual elements in his photographic imagery.

His photography features portraits of Indigenous people to show the world the importance of Native Alaska heritage and the validity of our existence. He strives to indigenize spaces within the Western art world.

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