Artist: Coleman Lisan Tiger Blair

Coleman Lisan Tiger Blair has been sculpting nearly all of his life. His mother, artist Dana Tiger, see page 89, was once very surprised when her toddler son handed her a perfectly formed rose. “The petals were so delicately formed, it was just amazing.” At this point, Lisan couldn’t even talk yet. Since then, Blair has continued perfecting his art with great success. He’s brought home first place awards from the Red Earth Festival, the Tulsa Indian Arts Festival and the Santa Fe Indian Art Market. In July 2013, he taught sculpture workshops as part of the Living Earth Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian. Blair is now a senior at Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, making him the youngest artist included in the Oklahoma Judicial Center Collection. He is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and of Creek/Seminole and Cherokee descent. Rivals was purchased for the Oklahoma Judicial Center Collection.