Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions: 12" x 24"
After just having come back from a mission trip to Whitehorse, South Dakota, I was very fascinated with the praerie and with Sioux culture at the time I painted this piece. I wanted to paint something that made heavy use of some of their cultural symbols as well as provide a glimpse of the land as we saw it. The sky follows the same format as a traditional star quilt, and even the four feathers and the colors of the bead hark back to the four Sacred Directions. This piece was a major step forward for me in painting and it served as an excellent starting point for the paintings that followed it.