As a woman raised in the west I have a great respect for the Indian nations of our country. This piece started as a drawing in pencil then charcoal pens, was imported into Photoshop where I refined and colorized it then printed it and painted with acrylics again to get just what I wanted for the piece. It is in mainly sepia tones as the real heritage and bravery of Indian nations was lost to settlers from foreign lands. This piece at first is a painting of an Indian woman going to draw water from a stream, the girl beside her also resembles an old woman as girls grew old before their time in this harsh and changing land. The young woman’s deerskin dress also looks like a face of a skull. The owl man partial face is above her in the trees. there are many faces and figures there and viewing the painting from a distance the is a large profile facing right encompassing the 2 women. to the right is a white buffalo, up the trunk of the trees is an Indian woman walking away an between the trees, to her right is Sitting Bull with Custer above him. He is the only white man in the picture. Trees become totem poles with figures on them. A raven is taking the soul of an Indian man by the water. there are masks and faces hiding in the trees everywhere. Many are hard to see unless you stand back or get close. There is a nude Indian woman with her leg up on the tree, depicting the fact that many Indian woman were captured and made to work in brothels. Who really were the heathens? Peaceful happy ways of living were destroyed in the name civilization. This painting has been finished in acrylics after being printed on canvas. This is my tribute to the Indians of the Americas.
- : 16x20x1
- : $5000.00