"Shaman and Rain Bird"


 

This painting is also be considered part of the Mesa Verde suite of paintings. It shows a shamanistic figure in a trance-like attitude with one outstretched arm similar to the "Hitchhiker" series of paintings done by Ancient Puebloans in Barrier Canyon. The bird is looking at a rain symbol as depicted in petroglyphs of the area. To the left of the figure's paint-splattered hand are two vaguely discernable hand prints (with black thumb) which allude to the creative powers of the shaman.

Signed lower right.  Size: 147.5 cm. x 122 cm. - 58in. x 48 in.  -  Date: 2006    -  Oil on Linen

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