180302-01 Michael Paddilla - San Juan Pueblo - Oyegin Pin-Frost Mountain. 20" x 23"; Casein on Paper
Animal dances at New Mexico Pueblos are performed in the fall and winter as a celebration of thanksgiving for bountiful game. Often, Deer, Antelope, Rams and Buffalo are seen in the same dance. The hunter takes on the spirit of the animal he has hunted during the year. He thanks the spirit of that animal, and he asks for good luck for next year's hunting.
The painting was executed in 1986. It is signed Oyegi Pin and dated in lower right. It is double matted and ready for framing. It is in original excellent condition.