Founders of The Crypto Native Art Collective
James “Kingsawin” Reed is an Alaskan Native, live aboard sailor, a 4th generation Formline Artist and Shipwright of the Tongass Tribe and the Tlingit People from the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. The Tlingit and Haida tribes create Pacific Northwest Formline Art in both print and carving as demonstrated by their carving, totem poles, canoes and weaving. and Haida tribes create Pacific Northwest Formline Art in both print and carving as demonstrated by their carving, totem poles, canoes and weaving.
Kingsawin, a 4th generation shipwright and artisan, is an emerging artist who is retiring from boat building this year to become a culture bearer for his people and to create art full time honoring the tradition of his Grandfather Charles Brown, a Master Totem Pole Carver, who many recognize as one of the lead carvers on the the Ketchikan Totem Park Restoration Projects in Alaska and the totem pole in Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington.
Sheree Lincoln is a live aboard Sailor, Web Designer and Artist who paints in fluid acrylic with quick, vibrant strokes of color. She attended The New York School of Interior Design and also has a Web Design Certificate with over 20 years of internet marketing and visual concepts experience. She was featured in Yahoo Internet Life Magazine’s Sites to watch in 1997 and is an entrepreneur, early adopter, visionary thinker and former owner of 2 art galleries.