I just finished this abstract based on a Native American dancer at a pow wow I went too. I have taken a lot of photograph's at pow wow's but I can never seem to catch the incredible flow and movement of the dancers with a simple photograph.
Friday, March 4, 2011
I finally finished this peace after several delays. It has been a really fun process and allowed me to reconnect with an old friend and mentor (thanks for the orange feet Bob). I associate the game duck duck goose with fond childhood memories which is what inspired this rather silly painting. If you are not familiar with the classic kids game duck duck goose the game is played by A group of players sit in a circle, facing inward, while another player, the 'picker' (a.k.a. the 'fox'), walks around tapping or pointing to each player in turn, calling each a duck until finally picking one to be a 'goose' The 'goose' then rises and chases and tries to tag the 'picker', while the 'picker' tries to return to and sit where the 'goose' had been sitting. If the picker succeeds, the 'goose' is now the new picker and the process begins again. If the 'goose' succeeds in tagging the picker, the 'goose' may return to sit in the previous spot and the 'picker' resumes the process. Anyway it was a good break after the vary long process of the bodhi tree piece. I really like those pieces but they can be very consuming to complete.