Last month, I was hired to do a very challenging commission, and I am posting the final results here. I will post as some of my process of making the images on the next post.
It involved a lot of fascinating research about the Lakota Native Americans and their Sun Dance and rituals as well as vision quests. The commission involved drawing images to be put together on a t shirt. This t shirt is a very meaningful gesture of greatfulness from the giver to the people at the Sun Dance…
The process of making the nine images for the t shirt was intense and a spiritual journey vision quest for me as the artist.
Words on t shirt and meaning:
Mitakuye Oyasin: All are related. (We are all connected…)
Cangleska Luta Wiwang Wacipi:
Need to ask the person who comissiinsd the images, as I did not know that he was putting words in it or what words. Seems to mean the sun Dance Circle and unity. Luta may refer to cloud or a person named Red Cloud…
Each image on the t shirt contains many meanings and experiences connected to participating in the Sun Dances.
The final result t shirt: