Navajo teachings say that all life forms comes from yellow pollen. This is a portrait of a young Navajo Woman offering corn pollen to the Holy People. Normally when an offering is made the pollen falls to the ground, but I chose to make the pollen go in a spiral direction. The spiral is also a scared symbol to the Navajo. It is said that our spirit enters our bodies through the spiral pattern on top our heads, known as the cowlick. Spiral patterns are everywhere, they appear on our fingertips, in plant growth and in the formation of the galaxies. So for me adding the spiral to this portraiture has a significant meaning.
Honorable Mention - 2018 SWAIA Arts Competition, 97th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market
TITLE: Corn Pollen Path
MEDIUM: Fine art metal print
METAL PRINT DETAILS
Limited edition metal print. The image is inkjet printed, pressed onto a sturdy aluminum panel using an innovative dye sublimation process. The ink is infused into the coating of the metal print, providing protection and durability. The print has a high gloss luminous base with a reflective finish. The back of the print has a black Inset Metal Frame with a wire hanger at a depth of 1 5/16".