Pencil on Ledger Paper. Image measures 7.5 by 9.5 inches, 11 by 14 inches matted.
Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi, Cherokee)
Acoma Shield with Kilt imagery of corn plant with rain clouds. Corn is a important part of Pueblo life, not only as a food but is also part of many ceremonies and rituals. A corn symbol below the shield is surrounded by moisture laden rain clouds and above, a shield representing the protection of the people. The Acoma are a pueblo people who live in what is now New Mexico.
Artwork created on written paper from ledger book from 1950 with page dated 1960.