Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
Two corn maiden spirits sing prayer songs of rain among corn plants to welcome the approaching rain clouds. Dragonflies gather above the rain clouds. Corn is very important in Hopi culture. When the Hopi people first came to this world, Tuuwaqatsi - the fourth world to the Hopi, they chose an ear of small blue corn representing their life: a life of long existence and challenges. In a ceremony to bring a child into this world, it is a perfect ear of white corn that symbolizes the mother of a child. Corn is used for food, flour, and for ceremonies and prayer. Corn is symbolic of the Hopi women, for they both give life and sustain the people and their culture.
- The artwork is printed on heavyweight acid-free luster / soft gloss paper.
- Giclèe print is matted with a bevel cut buffered-pH neutral matte board and backed with an acid-free 100% recycled board.
- Artwork framed in matte board measures 11 by 14 inches (27.9 by 35.5 cm) and packaged in a clear resealable envelope for protection.
- The matted print will fit a standard frame and does not require custom framing.
- Giclèe print includes a description of the image, information on the native culture the artwork is inspired by and biography of the artist.
- Frame shows the display possibilities and is not included.
- All of our work is created, printed and assembled in Arizona (United States).