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Spirit Dancer

Spirit Dancer  by K Henderson

Spirit Dancer, 30 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian Woman wears a dress used in the Ghost Dance.

It was said that performing the Ghost Dance would peacefully end the dominance of the white Man and return abundance to the land, including the return of the Buffalo.

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Posted by on June 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Seeks the Sun

Seeks the Sun by K Henderson

Seeks the Sun, oil on linen, 18 x 24

American Indians painted their faces for many reasons: Protection from the sun, ceremonial, personal recognition and others

Here, he wears white paint, white being the color of light, life and the Southeast – where the Sun rises with life-renewing power. The heavy white paint or clay is a prayer for long life.

The lines of flesh represent the straight roads that lead to the Great Spirit

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