Title: Deer Song
Artist: Jerome L. Martinez
This is a new Traditional San Ildefonso Pueblo Deer Dancer of mine. I danced this dance for the Pueblo's Feast for many years. As one of my relatives once said “It is a strong mans’ dance”. The Pueblo's Feast is always held on January 23rd of each year. In the background is the Sacred Black Mesa and a yucca plant is also pictured. As one notices, the deer tracks transform into the Dancer himself. This painting represents strength, courage and endurance.
I am from San Ildefonso Pueblo, have been painting for over 40 years and I am one of many artistically gifted Great Grandchildren of famed Potter Maria Martinez.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all.
The overall matted dimensions are 11 x 14 inches.
Signed and matted – Frame not included