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The Paintings : Messages From Spirit
"Jaw Singing"

1982: Manhattanl

During the journey of having the sacred pipe blessed, we were broken down for some hours while our brakes were being repaired. While sitting there, a young Navajo man and I talked about ceremonial singing. he told me a good ceremonial song is made from in front of the teeth. he also noted that most modern people speak and sing from behind their teet. I found the observation remarkable and later made this paing about the idea.

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