My concentration deals with death rituals and the study and exploration of death rituals of others.
The spiritworld and the sacrifice that is made when signifying the death of a warrior is quite interesting. I remember one tribe of Native Americans (while doing my research) would sacrifice the horse of the deceased and paint the face of the deceased red. Horses are so important to them that it's almost like the regard the spirit of the rider and horse as one.
Making this was a challenge. I mounted both pieces on black foamboard. I painted the skull on the left on black paper and glued it on the right and the horse was done on Dura-Lar acetate paper with charcoal and paint. It was tedious when it came to measuring because I had to make sure it didn't look "unbalanced". I also had to find a way to use glue on the acetate in a fashion where it wouldn't show up through the paper because the plastic paper was see through.
The significance of the hand prints on the horse - if I remember right it means that the horse trampled a foe to the ground.
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