Ways Of The Old Ones
Acrylic, 40" x 30"
Century-old Edward S. Curtis’ photography capturing the essence of venerable warriors inspired this painting. Equally old are two accouterments for very different mindsets. The heavily beaded and quilled pipe bag carried a peace pipe and tobacco for shared camaraderie, while the backdrop is a buffalo hump shield, symbolically empowered with morning star motifs, hawk bells, and myriad eagle feathers – purely for protection in battle when peace talks failed.