Sunday, February 28, 2010

LITTLE SPIRIT PEOPLE/ kakinim from the lore of the maidu indians/ AN ABSTRACT WORK OF ART BASED ON A STUDY OF PREHISTORIC CALIFORNIA ROCK ART: PICTOGRAPHS AND PETROGLYPHS




    Little Spirit People
    1984
    by Eric Whollem
    watercolor and wax resist on paper
    Collection of the artist.
    9" x 6"
         Copyright by the artist.

Kakinimkodom

The Maidu Indians of Northern California divide their heavenworlds
into three zones. Kakinimkodom, the country of the spirits, is the
highest level.

In this image I depict images of Aki, the duck, and the waters of
Supi Poboku. Supi Poboku is the Middle Fork of the Feather River.
Aki is the highest spirit in the Hesi Dance Cycle of the Kuksu Secret
Society.

This imagre is from my own imagination, but derives stylistically from
the pictographic rock art of so-called prehistoric California.

See my posts about the Maidu Indians on this link:

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Abstract art, mixed media painting, pictographs, rock art, Maidu Indian lore.
FIGURATIVE ABSTRACTION.

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