Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Burden of His Years by K Henderson

The Burden of His Years, 30 x 30, oil on linen

This painting was inspired by a photograph taken around the end of the 19th century. It shows a Plains Indian wearing a feathered Bonnet with bells and ribbons. His face is covered with white clay or paint.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Seeks the Sun

Seeks the Sun, oil on linen, 18 x 24

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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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bear Shield Talisman by K Henderson

Bear Shield Talisman, 12 x 9, oil on canvas

The Plains Indians would have personal talismans that they could wear as hair ornaments, clothing adornments or hang from their shields, horses, doorways etc.

This painting shows a beaded crystal attached to a shield painted with an image of a bear. This would give the owner the strength and power of The Bear

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