First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl Event
Artist Reception: January 3, 2020
From: 5:00-8:30 PM
Show Closes: January 31, 2020
Title: Water and Earth: Spiritual Messengers
Artists: Michael Billie, Cat Tsosie, and Harriette Tsosie
Artist Harriette Tsosie returns to her roots in acrylic painting. She collaborate with her husband Cat, to incorporate native imagery in a series of new paintings and on the surfaces of ceremonial gourd rattles. Their drawings and paintings depict ceremonies such as buffalo, deer, and elk dances-prayers of gratitude for earth's blessings of food and water.
Michael Billie states, The idea to include bundles in my mixed media work came during a moment I had while teaching a workshop on eco-printing at a fellow artist's studio. A year or so later a friend told me about an old story between the Navajos and the Hopi that involved two sacred bundles. The Navajos had given two scared bundles to the Hopi in exchange for helping in obtaining freedom from being imprisoned at Fort Sumner. According to the story the two bundles are still around and are kept in two Hopi family homes. I use this concept in my mixed media pieces.
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