For Life in All Directions
The central four figures are symbolic
of the spin of the universe, the balance tension between
opposites and the directional perspectives of native peoples.
There are two women and two males
clasping hands in the center while reaching out in the four
directions, north, south, east and west.
They are acknowledging
all life in all directions. The two dancers on either side
are Pueblo Rain Dancers. I am acknowledging my own tribe
here. They show the balance of male and female energies and
the prayer for rain, which is life.
and articles on the dancer’s clothing
represent the animal and natural world around us. We believe
the spirit and energy of these beings are still alive in
the feathers, evergreens, skins, shells, dirt…etc…
of clouds, rain, rivers, mountains, valleys, and rainbows
are woven and painted on, to show the energies of the world
that we live in. This is our home that loves us.
masks are representative of all peoples and their many different
faces. They look out at us and we look back at them. They
are reflections of ourselves.