Hopi Man, by Mark Shelton

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Hopi Man

This multi-media piece is based on a 1907 Edward Curtis photograph of Sikyaletstiwa, a Hopi Snake Chief. 

Specialty materials include Japanese ogura lace, various leaves, vegetal embossed and bougainvillea  papers. Mark states that normally he would start a portrait with eyes painted first; in this case, the intensity of the man's gaze was realized at the end of the layering and painting process.

  • 28" x 22"x 1.5"
  • Hand-stretched gallery wrap (imagery continues on sides of the frame.)

Mark Shelton, Seneca, Honorary Chinook Tribal Artist, Oregon

read Mark's bio here