This painting honors the artist’s father as a maker of flutes and as a flute player. Notice the attention to fine detail in the feathers and the bead work. One can almost hear the haunting notes of the traditional melodies.
The artist’s father, Woodrow Haney, made traditional flutes and played them during ceremonies and for his friends and family. The flute is a way to talk to a loved one; to be played in ceremonial dances; and as a pleasant interlude by an evening fire. Woodrow Haney’s flutes have been passed down through the years and kept in the same families. (See DR 322 for the actual flute.)
This beautiful art work is protected with Museum Glass, an anti-reflection picture framing glass with conservation grade UV protection. With its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer. It is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes.
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.