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The Paintings : Messages From Spirit
"Natural Man Runs Down Wind

1982: Manhattan

This painting is about the long ceremonial blessing made for this sacred pipe before it ever arrived in Connecticut. It is one of two, before and after. This one is before. Each Eagle feather represents a blessing, purification ceremony. The animals and plants represent the tribal clans who participated. These includ the ancient fish clan, eagle clan, bear clan, turtle clan, beaver clan, buffalo clan, spider clan, one earring clan, root clan, snake clan, and butterfly clans, for example.

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