Although I immerse myself in all the work I do, Prayers of the Shaman is perhaps my most personal painting to date. I created Prayers in 2009 while my mother was undergoing treatment for cancer. I began to reflect upon how regardless of era or location, the emotions of love, worry, and hope were universal. Prayers of the Shaman depicts a Lakota holy man performing a healing ceremony to care for an ill tribe member. Concerned family and tribe members wait outside with anticipation. Although settings may be different, this scene has been, and will continue to be, replayed millions of times…Read More…
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