I love to watch my people perform native dances. As this painting progressed, I wanted to add dance masks to the performer/storyteller...I thought I'd honor my mother by asking her preference in this case. She wanted the raven mask, and I love that choice. It has a touch of metal flake detail around the sun shape. This piece was purchased by an esteemed collector in Alaska before it was even completed.
24x20" (61x51 cm) Mixed media acrylic on cradled panel