"BUFFALO NATIONS~November 3, 1883" by Steve Woodhouse-Revealing Rhythms in Wood

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 BUFFALO NATIONS~November 3, 1883  by Steve Woodhouse-Revealing Rhythms in Wood
This exciting live fine art auction includes 125 lots of original paintings, sculptures and limited edition photographic prints of the American West. All paintings are framed or gallery-wrapped, and conditions are New or Excellent.
Artist: Steve Woodhouse-Revealing Rhythms in Wood. Title: BUFFALO NATIONS~November 3, 1883. Medium: Montana found wood, mixed. Size: 55" x 49" x 38". Framed size (if applicable): N/A Artist's description: Buffalo in North America
• 1492~ Population est. 60,000,000
• 1890 ~Population est. 800
• 2010 ~Population est. 500,000
Buffalo were hunted to near extinction by non-natives for their hides, tongues and bones.
As the population of the Buffalo declined, so did the population and quality of life of the Native People.

The Buffalo is considered sacred and a religious symbol to the Native People.
It was a food source and was also used for creating shelters, shields, weapons and clothing.

“Buffalo Nations” depicts the oneness of the Buffalo and Native People of North America, slaughtered and confined by the new civilized settlers.

The highlighted wood represents the continuing struggle of the Nations to overcome the past.

The highlighted wood was hand scraped, sanded, and finished with turpentine and bees wax, then burnished with a deer antler, a method derived from the Makah Indian Tribe of the Pacific Northwest. The wagon wheel came to me with the red paint still intact under the peeling white paint. I found the "Buffalo skull" root about eight years before it told me what it wanted to be.

November 3, 1883
“The U.S. Supreme Court decides Native Americans cannot be Americans.”

Included is a custom built-by-artist shipping crate, specifically fit for this piece. Shipping from ZIP CODE 59854.