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
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