The ancient cultures are rich by the soul of humanity. The people were more equal in daily actions with nature then nowadays. The societies now try to overcome the principles of our mother nature, but the scale always seeks to be balanced. With this series about native indians I would like to keep a reminder and awake the knowledge and consciousness with a straight and familiar impression what based in humankind. The visage always true.
Chieftain is a figure who inspired by a real native photos from around 1920. I was diving into the mood of old photos and faces before the creative process. This painting is thickly painted "gesture painting", it has material and spirit in it.
Oil painting on canvas, painted thickly by brush and putty knife, "dirty diving".