TYPE OF MEDIUM: Acrylic mixed media with custom formulas; full-spectrum including infra-red and ultra-violet. BACKGROUND: Self-taught; not influenced by the work of other artists. FAVORITE ARTISTS: Hudson River School PURPOSE: I try to both live my life & pray as a Transparent Bone w/emphasis on comfort/healing/direction for other Natives rather than on self-expression or attracting attention to myself. Most of commissions or donated work is the outcome of prayer on behalf of an (usually Native) individual. Paintings displayed in online portfolios have owners who will know who they are when they view the piece and it speaks to them (or to them on behalf of someone close to them)in a way which they personally are blessed. Blessings include the unseen (spirit) as well as the material, which is why the invisible color spectrum is also represented. We Native Peoples are very deep and private in the ways of our prayers and traditions and much of what occurs b/n us and the Creator remains unspoken in terms of written essays to be publicly viewed. The purpose of these paintings is to uplift the person for whom they are intended, whether the painting is a personal purchase or commissioned on behalf of another. There will be things in each piece which speak to the owner alone, as the message of that piece is for the owner alone and not even the artist knows the depths of what is b/n God and that person. What seems obvious even cliche to a non-Native person will have an entirely different meaning for a Native person, especially a Traditionalist. REASON: Because I can; this is something God has given me to earn my living but also to bless others, especially those who feel the Maker has overlooked or forgotten them. Meaningful occupation is a blessing in this age of meaningless and repetitive jobs. METHOD: Paintings can be any size desired or in the form of a shield. The person is usually referred to the artist although direct contact can be made via email. Information regarding the person for whom the painting is intended is then relayed and the person is prayed for. Usually a digital mockup will be sent to the one comissioning the piece, to which the final piece if approved will be virtually identical.
Country: United States
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