Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
A couple journeys through life with good will and blessings surrounded with elements of life. A blue corn plant, a unique crop grown by the Hopi in the desert, stands with a woman in traditional dress with corn seed designs. Corn is not only food, but it is also a part of ceremonies and rituals. A prayer bundle and shield rise next to a Hopi male whose clothing carries water symbols. The prayer bundle is a blessing not only to the couple but of all life that surrounds them. The shield is the protection of family and carries the symbol for this Earth, the Fourth World to the Hopi people. Gathering around the couple are butterflies symbolized as flowers, who represent moisture and the life-giving rains that come to the desert land. Above the couple within the cosmos is the sun and stars with a spiral representing the journey the couple takes through life.
- 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.
- Print includes a description of the image, information on the native culture the artwork is inspired by and biography of the artist.
- All of our work is created, printed and assembled in Arizona (United States).