"With Gratitude - Heneecéé (Bison)" - 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 Bison Animal Spirit shows us Gratitude.
This Native American inspired Archival Matte Print features the image of my Original Semi-Relief Sand Sculpture titled "With Gratitude - Heneecéé (Bison)."
- Title: "With Gratitude - Heneecéé (Bison)"
- 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:
"WITH GRATITUDE - HENEECEE (BISON)"
"Heneecéé" is the Native American Arapaho word for "Buffalo" or "Bison."
This Medicine reminds us to be grateful for the blessings we have. Bison had long been a source of sustenance for the Plains tribes, providing not only food, but hides for clothing and materials for many everyday items and household needs. Though this, bison gave much to the people and his Medicine is a reminder of abundance when all relations are honored and to remember that which has been received.
In many tribal traditions, the pipe and tobacco are related to the creation of the Earth. The sacred smoke unites the people with the Great Spirit and the universe, to include the family, clan, and nation.
Embedded in the wheel's medicine bag is a genuine Amethyst gemstone for protection against negativity and enhancing intuition. And the feathers feature a Painted Jasper, embodying tranquility and wholeness, especially in times of stress.
*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!
As a Fine Art and Consignment artist for over 30 years, I work in a variety of mediums, but primarily work in Oils and Semi-Relief Sand Sculpture. I paint a wide range of subjects, but specialize in landscapes, oftentimes presenting my love of the mountains and the West through my scenes. Beyond the traditional landscape, many of my paintings tie history or symbolism together to create a story or emotional connection with the viewer.
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.