American Bad Ass
Oil on birch panel, 2010, 5"x 7"
Todays painting is of a Navaho Indian, "The First People", Tobadzischini, (war god) a participant in the Yebechai dance- a nine day ritual combining ritual and medicine still practiced today. This guy is rocking a skirt and a purse as a war god, he is a bad ass. I have an immense amount of respect for all the native peoples all over the world, but especially here in America. Their culture and land and way of life were all stolen or destoyed but they are perservering although with many troubles. I always wished the people of the world upon discovering one another could have slowed down a little and evolved and assimilated their cultures, I think we would have been better off.