“I have chosen to present artwork from Dark Water Designs
as thank you gifts to the Tribes I work with because it is the best
blend of Lumbee tradition and contemporary art. I feel proud to offer
gifts to Tribal Council members that are of such high quality, steeped
in Lumbee Heritage and beautiful enough that anyone would be proud to
own it. There is no better representation of Lumbees as the People of
the Long Leaf Pine that with one of James' designs."
-- Lori Winfree, Lumbee
Oracle Software, Native Tribes and Casinos
“Emerging Lumbee artist, James Malcolm of Dark Water Designs,
is presently showcasing and promoting a beautifully and intricately
woven design of the Lumbee Pine Cone Patchwork. It is a must-see and
must-have piece of contemporary art for collectors. Created to be displayed
in several ways, the piece I like most is displayed in the shadow box
or matted framed."
-- Ruth Locklear Revels, Lumbee Arts Administrator and Director of the
Guilford Native American Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
"Upon entering my home, my pinecone patchwork greets me. I
have it proudly displayed on my dining room table atop a Navajo rug.
It reminds me daily of my history, my present and my future."
-- Kayron Maynor, Pembroke, NC
"The first time I saw the pinecone patchwork created by James,
I fell in love with it. I purchased three the same day. These are a
must for any collector of Lumbee and/or American Indian art."
-- Lawrence T. Locklear, Pembroke, NC
“This is the best pinecone patchwork design that I have seen.
James has nailed it!"
-- Pamela Graham DeRensis, Raleigh, NC
"I first saw James work at the 2008 American Indian Women's
Conference at UNC Pembroke and I literally stopped in my tracks in awe!
This was an amazing piece of art...a great piece of conversation and
just that. I purchased two pieces and visited Mr. Gary Wayne Locklear
to have one of my pieces framed and Mr. Gary Wayne was mesmerized at
the detail. I am so proud of James and all Lumbee talented people. If
you are looking for a great addition to your home or a great gift for
a friend, you must contact James and visit his website but you cannot
appreciate the artwork until you see this in person. I have hung one
piece over my fireplace and I have the smaller piece displayed on my
Native American tree!"
-- Angela Revels-Bullard, Pembroke, NC
"I have some of Mr. Malcolm's earlier work hanging in my home.
The latest work shows just how diverse and in touch he is with his love
of art. I can't wait to share his work with my colleagues and family."
-- Frederick Stephens, UNC Pembroke
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