A 3D modeled Tlingit paddle. The perfect marriage of culture and technology.
Mike Vieira, the Design and Fabrication instructor at Sitka High, has co-developed a paddle carving project with Charlie Skultka Jr., a traditional arts instructor with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.
Sitka High School’s paddle carving projects were designed in Rhino, tool pathed in Aspire, and manufactured on a ShopBot.
It’s an example of evolving art and sustaining the culture of the Tlingit people.
The photo above: Sitka High School junior Asa Demmert watches over the computer numerical control router carving his paddle. (KCAW Photo/Enrique Pérezdela Rosa)