Raymond Thunder-Sky

Raymond Thunder-Sky

A lot of Cincinnatians remember a man dressed in a clown collar and construction hat, walking the Cincinnati streets with a toolbox in tow, a serious expression on his face. He did this for many years, mystifying folks as to what he was up to. The man’s name was Raymond Thunder-Sky. And what he was doing was drawing demolition and construction sites throughout Cincinnati and other parts of the region. Raymond, a Native American with a rich family history, passed away in 2004, leaving behind over 2,000 drawings, and a vast array of clown costumes, construction hats, and tool-boxes. His work is now collected internationally, and has been in gallery and museum exhibits across the world. Thunder-Sky, Inc. was founded in order to preserve Raymond’s legacy through exhibits and programs, and to provide an exhibition space and ongoing support for other unconventional artists in the area.