Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Heart Fears Nothing - American Indian

The Heart Fears Nothing, 40 x 30, oil on canvas

American Indians painted their faces for many reasons: Protection from the sun, ceremonial, personal recognition and others

Here, he wears white paint, white being the color of light, life and the Southeast - where the Sun rises with life-renewing power. The heavy white paint or clay is a prayer for long life.

The lines of flesh represent the straight roads that lead to the Great Spirit

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