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Artist provokes with mix of old and new

ROCKY BOY'S INDIAN RESERVATION-When audiences come to see renowned conceptual artist James Luna's work, some laugh and some are offended.

Luna, 39, a Luiseno Indian from the La Jolla Indian Reservation near San Diego, said he doesn't mind.

"I know I do some things that step on some toes, but that's what I do," Luna told a group of students and community members who gathered at Stone Child College on Thursday afternoon to hear him lecture. He gave an example of a piece called the "Hi Tech Sweat Lodge" he made with a nylon tent in front of a microwave oven, and the "High Tech Peace Pipe," which...


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