Neptune Re-Creates Penobscot Tribal Pieces, BDN Reports

Jennifer Sapiel Neptune — University of Maine graduate, anthropologist, artist and member of the Penobscot Nation — was featured in a Bangor Daily News article. The story described how Neptune re-created a beaded ceremonial Penobscot headdress, two cuffs and a collar that Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis wore last year at his inauguration. The original collar and cuffs, which served as models for her re-creations, can be found at UMaine’s Hudson Museum. “All the objects in our collection provide links to the past and inspiration to contemporary artists,” said Gretchen Faulkner, director of the Hudson Museum. “We are stewards of these objects for the community. Jennifer’s work brings the objects full circle; it’s a living collection.”