"Huli Wigman (Papua, New Guinea)", 2019
Artist: John Peaspanen
About the Artwork: I have always loved the ornate and colorful regalia of the vibrant, traditional cultures of New Guinea. This man’s raft-like hat is made of felted hair and is festooned with feathers, flowers and plants. It also makes me think that, perhaps, I am missing out by not painting my beard blue, too.
“I created this series of indigenous portraits to celebrate the diversity and unique tribal beauty found across the globe. Societal ideals and ideas of what is beautiful vary among cultures. One group’s perfection can often seem extreme to others. However, it is in these unique displays that we see that we are all not so different, after all. We are all ONE TRIBE.” —John Peaspanen
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 16" wide by 16" Tall
Framed: Gallery wrapped