"The Breath of Life - A' Lul' Quoy (Dolphin)" - PRINT
In Native American tradition all of nature can teach us something, or provide us with something we need, mentally, physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Through this ideology, the Native "medicine" of the Dolphin Animal Spirit teaches us to Relax and Breathe.
This Native American inspired Archival Matte Print features the image of my Original Semi-Relief Sand Sculpture titled "The Breath of Life - A' Lul' Quoy (Dolphin)."
- Title: "The Breath of Life - A' Lul' Quoy (Dolphin)"
- Size: 11x14"
- Acid-Free Archival Matte Paper
- Museum Quality Archival Inks
- Acid-Free 1/8" Foam Board Backing
- Archival Quality Vinyl Storage Sleeve
- A small white border surrounds the image to allow for future matting and/or framing.
* Watermarks are used for copyright purposes and are not on the actual product.
* PRINTS ARE SOLD UNFRAMED.
Symbolism of the Original Sculpture:
"THE BREATH OF LIFE - A' LUL' QUOY (DOLPHIN)"
"A' Lul' Quoy" is the Native American Chumash word for "Dolphin." This jumping dolphin in "The Breath of Life - A' Lul' Quoy" is one of several Semi-Relief Sand Sculptures in my Native American Medicine Wheel series.
"The Breath of Life - A' Lul' Quoy" represents the Native American Medicine of the Dolphin. Dolphin is the Rhythmic Keeper of the sacred Breath of Life, guiding us in releasing our Emotions, and in using the Life Force through the rhythms of breathing. Within the Breath, we learn how to communicate the universal Language of Energy that all life emits. In this, Dolphin is our Link to the Great Spirit and teaches us to be aware of our health and feelings, listening to the natural rhythms within ourselves. Mostly, Dolphin reminds us to Breath.
Genuine White and Red Corals are embedded into the sand of the ORIGINAL Sand Sculpture (not the print) as symbolism of protection from evil influences and to help us find the beauty within. Sea Urchin Spine – teaches Tenacity and Patience. Mother of Pearl – attracts prosperity and heightens Intuition & Imagination.
*Gemstones and other "embedded" items do NOT come with the print, but are mentioned as they are included on the Original Sand Sculpture to enhance the symbolism of the artwork.
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View my YouTube Video detailing the Original Sculpture and it's Native Medicine here!
I learned about the traditional Navajo sand art, commonly known as Sand Painting, from a Native co-worker when I was stationed in New Mexico in the 1990's. From there, I have developed my own signature sand sculpture style, which literally builds up upon the traditional technique. In respect for the origins of this art form, I have embarked upon my Native American Medicine Wheel series. In each sculpture I take an animal and attempt to help the viewer understand various Native American "medicines" through symbolism.
In accordance with the "Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990" - This artwork is NOT Native American (Indian) produced. All references to Indigenous Peoples' are utilized in conjunction with the theme of the artwork, and is not to identify the particular artwork as being Indian-Produced.