Do you upcycle your art? Valuing her face, her direct look, her expression, I wanted to utilize her in a new painting. This then became a mixed media piece. I collaged her face, painted her dress with an earthy color and added symbols. I did some texturing on the canvas prior to drawing and painting the buffalo. I also used some “resist” to have the underpainting show through.
All of this to symbolize White Buffalo Calf Woman.
There are many tellings of this story. Here is one. (It’s one-and-a-half minutes long.)
I titled this piece “She Stewards the Earth,”
because I believe that women have a deep
connection to the earth. That in some ways,
we are more deeply aligned with the earth
than men. That perhaps we are an avenue of
communication between humankind and the earth.
I feel that our bodies are sensors to the disharmony
that the earth is experiencing due to our misuse.
What do you think?