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"Discovering Beauty in the Commonplace"
Mato Tipila
19 x 25 Original Sold
Giclee Prints Available
11 x 14 Paper $50.00

(Meaning  Bear Lodge' in some Native American translations)

I thought of doing Devil's Tower and my intent was to include a quilt. After I transferred the image of the rock' to the panel I began to look for the appropriate quilt to use. I decided a Native American woven pattern would be more appropriate than a quilt of western heritage. I found a western Lakota Sioux porcupine quillwork design that also included beadwork. As I looked at the patterns and geometric shapes of the towering rock formations I could "see" small bead-like shapes at the top and other elongated rectangular shapes below them.
I chose the golden eagle and clouds above to give Devil's Tower the feeling of height and perspective.

To purchase this original painting contact the artist at 308-874-3401 or email rnordyke@embarqmail.com.


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