This Lakota woman is dressed for a special event in her best dentalium shell and beadwork hair drops, bone choker, and a single eagle feather in her hair. She holds an eagle feather fan which has both practical and ceremonial uses. Used for fanning the air and for shade on a hot day, the fan is also an expressive part of her dancing. With the concept of air being the focus of this painting, I've allowed her to dissolve around the edges and become one with the atmosphere.
Painted in oils on Belgian linen mounted on Gatorboard panel.
Hand crafted modern champagne gold frame.
Painting size: 36" x 18" (92 cm x 46 cm)
Framed size: 40.75" x 22.75" (104 cm x 58 cm)
On virtual exhibition and available from Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Sale by draw online on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Register on the Eiteljorg Museum website by Sunday, August 30 to place your name in the draw.