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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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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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He Seeks the Truth

He Seeks the Truth by K Henderson

He Seeks the Truth, oil on canvas, 9 x 12

 This is the final painting  in my “Eyes” series. The Plains Indian has black and white paint and red beads.

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Undefeated by K Henderson

Undefeated by K Henderson

Undefeated, 20 x 24, oil on canvas

This plains Indian is wearing painted white stripes representing the path to all that is good. In the background is a ledger painting showing a horse raid

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Sees for Miles by K Henderson

Sees for Miles by K henderson

Sees for Miles, 30 x 30, oil on linen

Otter Breastplates were worn by the Plains Indians and were commonly decorated with Trade Mirrors

Fur traders introduced Trade Mirrors to the American Indians in the 17th century. Reflective surfaces were thought to have mystical powers and these mirrors were quickly adopted for use as decorative additions to warbonnets, otter breastplates and bustles, as well as for signaling mirrors.

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Destiny by K Henderson

Destiny by K Henderson

Destiny, 36 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian is wearing a scarf slide made of German Silver.  When fur traders first made contact with  American Indians they traded small items in exchange for furs. Silver objects were one of the items that were popular

Eventually, items were made expressly for the purpose of trading. Around the mid 19th century these items were made from “German Silver”,  an inexpensive silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel.

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All We Have Seen

All We Have Seen by K henderson

All We Have Seen, 30 x 40, oil on linen

This Plains Indian has his face painted Blue White. He wears a shell necklace and an elaborate headdress of feathers and beads.

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Passes His Days in Singing by K Henderson

Passes his Days in singing
Passes His Days in Singing, 24 x 48, oil on linen

The Sacred Fool, or Sacred Clown is a pueblo Indian. These clowns participate in ceremonies trivializing important matters & exaggerating trivial events. Their purpose is to show how NOT to behave. They are teachers and keepers of tradition.

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Unforgiven by K Henderson

Unforgiven by K Henderson
Unforgiven,20 x 30, oil on linen

This  Plains Indian wears eagle feathers wrapped with trade cloth. His face is painted white, red  and  blue/black.

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SOLD! at Hubbard Museum of the American West

Dream by Night by K Henderson
Dreams by Night, 36 x 36, oil on linen
Dreams by Night has been sold at The Hubbard Museum  Celebracion del Arte . The Museum is located in  Ruidoso Downs, NM

The show will continue until Sept 9.

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