The masterful face paint of a Men's Traditional Dancer in contest.
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The wonderful unique persona that a dancer creates on his face is the inspiration for this piece. The power and mystery of the dancer's face is a major part of his regalia. Each dance is an opportunity to create a masterful face painting. Here the artist captures the mood of a powerful Ghost Dancer, strong and ethereal in his appearance.
Pyrographic etching in plywood. Painted with water color, gouache and improvisational use of color.