This tranquil image shows a pair of turtles slowly walking through blades of green grass as a beautiful Hopi Sun image looks down on them. The background colors of blue and green are typical of David’s Hopi Water Clan. This original painting is amazingly detailed and very precise with images that flow to the edge of the handmade deckled paper. This painting floats on top of a background mat, so that the entire paper is visible. It is signed Dawangyumptewa and dated ’95 on lower right.
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: from the collection of Marvin and Betty Rubin via Adobe Gallery, Santa Fe.
Recommended Reading: Biographical Directory of Native American Painters by Patrick D. Lester.