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Old 12-05-2011, 11:25 PM
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:59 AM
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Re: thunderbird

Dunno what to make of this one. Thunderbirds are normally shown in a vertical format (in Native American art I'm familiar with anyway). This is either seen from above - looking at his back - or from his front with his wings held up as birds do when they open them to dry in the sun while sitting in a tree. I dunno what the rocks represent, but you must live near a river that tumbles stones nicely like that! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to say about these pieces yourself. How are they mounted? Do you have hangers in the back so they hang on a wall, or did you just assemble them for photos or what? You have my curiosity up! Welcome to our forum, by the way! It's nice to have you here!
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Very haunting ... it's pointing the way to me. Love it.
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It's made of beach objects collected. I am fortunate enough to live by the ocean, and am concentrating on sculpture using naturally occurring and found objects for now. The stones on the driftwood bark are wired in place representing the struggle to co-exist nature with industry. The contrast is the thunderbird sentiment representing native man's ability to harmonize with nature. Branching off, the stones can also be interpreted as figurative, individuals caught within the conflict, family units, and those with relationships less bound in the struggle. Those individuals existing in an advanced state of spirituality and enlightenment have a more complex task making sense of it all. If I were to do it again the wire would be more prominent and the contrast of the individuals more clearly defined. I'm new at this.
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Thanks for the explanation!
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