An Idle Moment Print – Blackfoot
Signed, limited edition giclee print on paper
Now available by popular demand
An Idle Moment
Blackfoot woman by James Ayers
High-quality limited edition print
These collector-quality prints are printed with archival inks on professional-grade 320gm archival watercolor paper. Each print is numbered and signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Print size is 15″ x 18″ (shipped rolled); edition size is 500. Price: $125; shipping included
Your print will be shipped within 10 business days of purchase.
Learn more about An Idle Moment
An Idle Moment depicts a mid-1800s Blackfoot woman taking a break from the busy Plains life. Her arm rests on a basket made from buffalo hide strips.
Women in Blackfoot society maintained village life and their family’s dwellings. They cooked, gathered wild foods, carried wood, and collected water–to name only a few tasks. It was not often that she had an idle moment.
This painting depicts that rare moment of respite, while the woman rests after filling her basket woven from buffalo hide strips with wild berries. Her beautiful blue and yellow beaded buckskin dress captures the afternoon light.
The woman in the painting was inspired by a Northern Arizona University student who modeled for me several times in the mid-2000′s. Her serene features were reflected in several of my works from this time period.
Notice the bold design on the tipis: This graphic depicts hail. The warriors believed if you had “hail medicine” you could be in the distance and then pound away at the enemy. If you have ever been trapped on the prairie during a hailstorm, you can understand why such a power would be revered.
Do you have questions about the An Idle Moment print?
Please contact me at James Ayers studios with any questions you might have.
This image is also available as a framed or unframed archival-quality giclee print: An Idle Moment fine art giclee