"Skeleton Dancers of Chimbu Province (New Guinea)”, 2020

"Skeleton Dancers of Chimbu Province (New Guinea)”, 2020

SKU: 31017

Artist: John Peaspanen


About the Artwork: These fierce warriors paint their bodies to look like the dead, as a means to intimidate their foes. They chew Betel nut, both as a stimulant and to give them the appearance of having a mouth full of blood. Imagine a horde of these guys coming at you in the dark of the forest.


“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:  24" wide by 36" Tall


Framed: Gallery wrapped