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Lisa Thunderbird

Thunderbird is the Native American nickname I gave myself. Since my given last name 'Vitrano' naturally reflects my fathers Sicilian heritage, I wanted to adopt a name to honor my full-blood Native American Mother, Edith Ann Isaacs, whose ancestral heritage is Haudenosaunee. Mohawk; Bear Clan, of The Six Nations Reserve located along the Grand River in Oshweken; Ontario, Canada. From a personal angle its origins lie in a crayon drawing of mine which hung in the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY; 1978 as part of "BUFFALO YOUTH IN ART:  OUR BEST IN '78", featuring artworks of students from The Buffalo Public Schools. 

Crayon on paper creation Titled Thunderbird. Created by artist Lisa Thunderbird at the age of 8. She was a 2nd grader at P.S. #18 on Hampshire St. in Buffalo, NY.  1978
The back of art creation Thunderbird. It describes that the piece hung in the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY as part of BUFFALO YOUTH IN ART:  OUR BEST IN '78
Thunderbird Crystal Goddess image created with A.I.
LV venmo QR code for folks interested in supporting an underemployed artist

Refers to my work as a Crafter, Designer & Maker.

  • Jewelry

  • Handcrafted Books

  • Coasters

  • Sage Fans

  • Unique Altar Objects

Lisa Thunderbird Storyteller

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