Close up-Eagle Dancer
Bottom 4 directions design
A gourd art project.
This comes from my love of the Native American dance that one would see at a Powwow.
The dancers in their regalia dancing to the heartbeat of the drum.
All designs and pictures are first drawn on the gourd with pencil, then wood burned into the gourd and then dyed with leather dyes for color. I also cut and inlaid real turquoise into the gourd and ground and sanded it down flush with the gourd surface, then polished it to a brilliant gloss and did some relief carving around the "Eagle Dancer" to make him stand out.
I repeated the drawing, burning, dying process for the other pictures and designs. Some paint was used here and there for certain colors on the dancers.
I hope you enjoy looking at some of my work and don't find me too wordy in my descriptions.