This etching is inspired from an original photo, shot in Santa Fe NM, April 2013. The bulls/buffalo skull is a sign of bravery and strength. The bull/buffalo is a strong proud beast that protects his family and will not back down from a fight. They will give their life to protect their loved ones
Legend has it that Native Peoples danced and rejoiced when the rains came. Their tears of joy mixed with the rain and seeped into Mother Earth to become Sky Stone Turquoise. Native people believe that the earth is alive and that all things, no matter how small or apparently inanimate, are precious. To many Native People, turquoise is life.
Pyrographic etching in plywood. Painted with water color, gouache and improvisational use of various color sources.
The painting without frame is 30 cm by 21 cm (11.81 inches by 8.26 inches).
The etching measures: 42 cm by 30 cm, or 16.53 inches by 11.8 inches.
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