"War of Art" Period

U.S. history lessons was the theme of this one. The image of Wolf Robe was taken from an Edward S. Curtis photograph (c. 1903) and I dropped in a howling wolf in the background. This one took a little more than three months to complete. The little symbols spread about the drawing are Cheyenne war shields. "Washita" and "Sand Creek" are references to massacres that occurred in the 1860s, where hundreds of women, children, and old men were murdered at the hands of the U.S. military under the commands of Custer and Chivington, respectively.

Wolf Robe Southern Cheyenne
Wolf Robe
Southern Cheyenne


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