Seminole Flute Player is a hauntingly beautiful image of a Seminole gentleman in profile playing a delicately hand carved flute. He is dressed in a typically Seminole patterned shirt with bright colors of turquoise, orange, white and black. There seems to be a touch of grey in his hair which hangs loose around his shoulders. There is a look of concentration on his face as he plays his haunting melody.
Kelley Haney honored his father, Woodrow Haney, by painting several pictures of him playing the flute. His father carved flutes with his iconic bird symbol perched atop and played at various family and tribal gatherings during his life time.
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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 in October of 1980.