Kristina Maldonado – Bad Hand is a Sicangu Lakota and Cherokee artist that hails from Taos, New Mexico. She is a graphic designer, illustrator, comic creator, and co-chair of the Denver American Indian Commission. She studied for four years at the Art Institute of Colorado in the Media Arts and Animation program.
Kinstugi means “golden joinery” or “golden repair” in Japanese. Kinstugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.