Description: “Deer Messenger” is an animal totem, surfacing from swampy, viney, southern woodlands. The stars for eyes represent the morning star (venus) and the spirit world (where we go when we die). The double helix on the forehead depicts the “katigeraquast”- the good mind, and “katigerakseh”- the selfish mind, twin forces who continuously fight each other (endlessly). They are twins, born of Sky Woman during the creation of the universe.
“Deer Messenger” represents the earth and life on earth. It represents what’s important. It also represents death, which can remind us to really live. The vines and trees are swampy viney southern woodlands and the deer is surfacing from that. It’s a prayer for humanity and a reminder to recognize who we are and our connection to all forms of life.
Medium: mixed media composite using photos, original pen drawing,
pencil & digital editing
Print format: archival limited edition pigment print on rag paper, limited edition of 75
Print dimensions: 12×18 on 16×20 watercolor paper and 18×27 on 24×30 watercolor paper
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