"Mandan Warrior (U.S.A.)", 2019
Artist: John Peaspanen
About the Artwork: The Mandan were one of the first tribes encountered by Lewis and Clark. Of course, today, Native Americans don't dress like this for work or everyday living. But they preserve their unique heritage by displaying amazing regalia such as this at powwows.
“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