Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
In 1994 Space Shuttle Endeavour carried a special memento from a NASA Astronaut who wished to celebrate the southwest and his first flight. Dawavendewa was honored to create artwork on buckskin depicting the cosmos. The center depicts the sun - Taawa. Above Taawa are symbols of the Earth - the Fourth World, and below the moon. Radiating from the sun are markings representing the Milky Way. Within the stars are corn plants, a symbol of the four directions and of the life that inhabits the world. All encompassed by a rainbow - a symbol of life. Placed with the Earth Bundle was a Paaho, a prayer feather for the blessings for the Astronauts journey. Six directional Navajo stone fetishes were also included and the whole was blessed by a Tohono O'odham spiritual healer.
- 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.
- All of our work is created, printed and assembled in Arizona (United States).