This is a portrait of my great, great grandmother. (My mother's grandmother.) Her name was Abitagamigookwe (Half in the Earth Half in the Sky Woman). She was Chippewa (Ojibway). There are no photographs of her therefore I didn't know what she looked like.
I created the likeness of Abita based on visions that came to me while I was painting this portrait of her.
Half in the Earth Half in the Sky Woman
30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas
Honoring Crazy Horse
22" x 28" Acrylic on Canvas
This is my most loving and respectful tribute to a man who was called "Ta-Shunka-Witco" and was named Crazy Horse. He was the greatest of all the Lakota warrior-chiefs and a mystic. I painted this portrait to honor him and his amazing dedication to his people to gain their freedom. This painting will never be for sale and I will never receive any monetary gain for this painting of Crazy Horse.
There are no known legitimate photographs of Crazy Horse and only a few historical accounts of his appearance. I created the likeness of Crazy Horse based on the visions that came to me while I was painting his likeness.
I do not claim that this is what he looked like. It is merely based on the visions that came to me while I was painting his portrait.
I sign this series of paintings with my Cherokee/Ojibway) name Gizhaadamokwe (Guardian Spirit Woman) and my family's fish clan symbol.
White Hawk Woman
16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas