"The Leader Within - Toho (Cougar) - GREETING CARD
Do you know someone who could needs to be empowered in their current situation? Send them your positive thoughts and energy through the message of this Native American inspired Greeting Card featuring the image of my Original Semi-Relief Sand Sculpture titled "The Leader Within - Toho (Cougar)"
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 Raven Animal Spirit guides the magic of ceremony and healing.
Greeting Card Details
- Title: "The Leader Within - Toho (Cougar)"
- Dimensions: 5" x 7" (portrait) or 7" x 5" (landscape)
- Printed on 120 lb, 17 point thick, matte paper
- Matte finish inside for smudge-free writing
- Standard white envelope included
Inside: The Left Side features the Title of the original artwork and a description of the "medicine" that Cougar provides, and further details about the symbolism of the composition of the original sand sculpture.
The Right Side is blank so you can write your own message.
Back: Features the Title of the original artwork, Artist Information, and a short Biography.
**See below for further details about the ORIGINAL artwork**
*Does NOT come with pen - the pen is shown for display and sizing purposes only.
Symbolism of the Original Sculpture:
"THE LEADER WITHIN - TOHO (COUGAR)"
"Toho" is the Native American Hopi word for "Cougar" or "Mountain Lion."
"The Leader Within - Toho" represents the medicine of "Cougar."
The cougar, as a relatively solitary animal, cannot count on a pack or pride leader and must hunt for himself to survive. Therefore, leadership must be found within. This leadership is displayed through integrity and by being an example to others.
Cougar medicine enables us to lead from within and find courage to follow our own convictions and heart. Yet, it teaches us to be honest with ourselves and find the truth behind our desires.
Embedded in the decoration of the original Sand Sculpture (see link below) are genuine Rhodonite and Aventurine gemstones.
Rhodonite helps us find the energy to overcome the difficulties in life, while Aventurine brings inner harmony, allowing us to find balance within.
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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.