Sunday, February 17, 2013

What Lies Beneath

Acrylic on Panel
6" x 12"
In the 33 years of doing research on Native American cultures I have come to believe that the Northwest coast tribes are the most artistic and superstitious.  I wanted to paint one of their carved and painted paddles which for an everyday object I consider it to be a work of art.   In reading about the underwater world that they created, I envision these masks coming out of the depths of the dark ocean waters.