The practice of medicine was a religious act, in which the Indian doctors understood themselves to be the channels through which, after proper cleansing, the Great Spirit would work the healing. The hawk and the eagle were special helpers to the medicine man. They were the solar, or sun birds, and their feathers were regarded as the rays of the sun.
“The Native American belief that all creation is related to each other provides reason for my conception of using the birds of the sky and the animals of the land to record the Indian Way of Life. In “Red Tail Mystic”, I show this oneness by blending together a Red Tail Hawk and medicine man. I see things as they exist, but I paint them from the image they’ve left on my mind rather than how they appear in reality.” said Bert Seabourn.
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The matting on this picture is an acid free matte(s) for long term protection and to enhance the picture. Acid free mattes provide 75-100 years of protection against matte burn and brown marks which can decrease the value of a painting. The matting colors were selected to draw the eye into the picture complementing the artist’s selected brush work or towards a particular key element of the piece.
Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Purchased from the artist.