In Nicholas Galanin’s monotypes, the artist’s hand as much as Tlingit culture’s history shapes the representation. Each monotype bears the imprint of a story of its creation, not as myth, but as lived experience and through memory—the marks showing the spontaneity of a drawing with the enduring qualities of a print. The title of the 2018 series, Let them Enter Dancing and Showing Their Faces is a reference to an ancestral entrance dance where the face is revealed, not masked. The imagery is central to Tlingit life and references and mimics visual movements of a customary aesthetic. However, Galanin’s contemporary interpretation forms a creative continuum that combines past with present. This is reflected in the title of the 2019 monotype series, Everything We’ve Ever Been, Everything We Are Right Now. Monotypes are included in the collections of such museums as The Art Institute of Chicago, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.