Working in collaboration with Smithsonian, Retro 51 commissioned Native American artists to create unique artwork representing their heritage on two new Smithsonian Collection Tornados.
The Retro 51 Smithsonian Woodland Hummingbird and Flowers rollerball has an acid etched design which is then plated in stonewashed copper with matching accents. The Smithsonian top ring is engraved with the individual number, and features the sun logo on the top disk. Artist Dr. Shirley Brauker uses personal experiences and her Little River Band of Ottawa culture, to combine artwork and the legends of the past to keep story-telling alive. Dr. Brauker's Moon Bear Pottery is dedicated to the preservation of Woodland art.