It’s quite special to see these historic artifacts in person, dye colors still so vibrant,

each piece so well crafted and respectfully preserved at Fruitland in Harvard, MA.

Click on each picture to see the details.

Sioux Eagle Feather Bonnet web
Eagle feather Bonnet, Northern Plains Sioux, c. 1920
Sioux Cradle Cover . web. y
Elk Looking Cradle Cover, Yanktonai Pabasca Sioux, 19th Century

Round Basket . web

DSCN9270 web

octopus bag
Octopus Bag, Woodlands, Athabascan, c. 1900
Lakota Shields .web.
Lakota Shields, Yanktonai Sioux, 1931-32
Longhouse. web
Reconstructed Longhouse
Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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