Seenoevil: Resurrection Of Chief Big Foot (Awakening Series)
by Alyssa Hinton
20" x 30"
Archival Pigment Print on Rag Paper
I came up with this image by mixing and matching motifs that are repeated in other works. In this case, the turtle motif acting as the foundation for the Bigfoot motif begets a third meaning. It so happens that the turtle is a female icon and correlates to the water element, which relates to birth and regeneration. The Wounded Knee military campaign marked the defeat of the Lakota, the last free Indians. The way I combined the symbols here talks about the eminent regeneration of Native Americans seven generations later. Originally, the use of the turtle in my art derived from the burial mound motif as I developed my themes. As I made connections over time, I realized the mound was like a womb. From that arched shape, a turtle took form organically. Recently, I read that the triune of stars making up Orion, is referred to as a turtle, and is the cosmic birthplace of the Solar/Corn God during the summer solstice. But the original turtle information came to me as a by-product of the creative process! Original medium: mixed media composite (digital hybrid combining hand rendered art & photographic imagery).
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