this is a very recent piece, April 2011 (also available  at Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe)

using an ancient Wyandot/Iroquoian form , geometric pattern on the top and shoulder

and as contrast ,the opposite a very curving vine pattern on the belly of the piece.

When i first painted this one, the neck colors were much more intense, and there was a kind of “war” for attention

between the curvy pattern below and the geometric pattern on top. I toned down the geometric,

by applying stain and a slight burnishing with a brush,and it seemed to calm down the tension much better..


3 responses

  1. Wow!!!! Richard you are SO talented! Your art is so amazingly beautiful, original and it brings tradition a step forward! I’m amazed! Keep up the good work!
    Your page is great too!
    Miss you

    May 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    • tizhameh Shendaehwas,
      your words encourage! we have such a wonderful gift of life, this short bursting bloom
      and i hope your music is flowing more than ever, now that you’ve met Dennis and you two have linked together so well.
      Such love must be awesome inspiration for some beautiful flute sounds!

      May 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm

  2. Ulanawa Foote

    Love your site!! Ya did good. I enjoy the writings, pics and seeing your latest creations. All good. Been enjoying exploring your page, Rz!

    May 15, 2011 at 12:48 am

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