he remembers geronimo
As a child, living in New
York City, my brothers, sisters, friends and I had a great interest in
native american culture. I admire their original life style and their
continued culture, ethics and beliefs.
Native americans have not had an easy life and I tried to show that in
this face. Geronimo was an Apache indian who was very successful in
against the US Army (cavalry) in the desert southwest, that is, in
Arizona/New Mexico. Eventually he gave up and was sent to prison in
Florida. This piece is of an old man who, as a child, knew Geronimo. This
man is still proud of his heros and his people (the Apaches) and what life
was like before being confined to a reservation, although he is old and
worn out by life on the reservation.
This is made of one piece of a wood called "Butternut". It
stands 14 1/2 inches high and is now on a 2" tall black formica
plinth. It is finished
with 8-10 coats of Danish oil. I mixed a little bit of red oil paint
in the danish oil to color the bandanna he wears around his head.
Price $875. USD
(SOLD but you can order one like it.)
Price does not include shipping or customs
duty. Buyer will also have to pay those.