Ascension represents the warrior passing into the other world, and the emergence of the Indians from within the earth. In many Indian creation stories the ancestors pass through a series of inner worlds where they must overcome difficulties created by their own wontedness. Finally, through the heroic efforts of the twin brothers who slay the monsters, they are relatively safe in the outer world.
Warrior-Ascension is painted in a style reminiscent of the surrealistic painter Rene Magritte. The symbolic warrior’s shield is suspended in a patterned cloud-filled sky surrounded by a frame. In the upper left corner of the painting a fetish appears.
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30” x 30”
In-the-beginning is my interpretation of one of the creation story. Several layers of inner earth open into a sky containing symbolic doors. The Air-Spirit People are represented by the ravens flying from one world into another. Symbolic ladders have also been included.
36" x 36" Acrylic on Canvas