SPIRIT BEAR STUDIO

Sacred Dance

Sacred Dance depicts a Sioux holy man perfoming the tribe’s sacred dance. His “top-knot” on the front of his head identifies his tribal rank.  He carries a peace-pipe of red stone from Minnesota, and a shield depicting the ever-present “medicine wheel” of the Plains Indians.  Its four colors of red, white, black and yellow represent the four spirits of mankind.  The bison head on the ground represents the Sioux totem, the all-important buffalo, which provided nearly everything needed for survival.  The dancer’s balanced, head-back pose suggests harmony, bliss and union with the Great Spirit. 

The subtle use of colors in the patina make this a unique and striking sculpture for collectors. Bronze is not painted.  The beautiful colors are a molecular bonding caused by the right combination of heat and chemicals selected by the patineur.

 

 

 

 

 

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