Hummingbird - Canvas Print
Hummingbird gathers nectar among blossoms. Among the flowering plants they care for are tobacco plant blossoms which are used in rituals to summon rain clouds to benefit all life. With the colors of the rainbow and its relationship between flowers and rain, Tootsa carries blessed prayer feathers upon him. Below the clouds are desert mesas with petroglyphs of a rain cloud and migrations spiral, representing the travels Tootsa takes across the Southwest. Runners are also inspired to be like the Hummingbird for it is known for its swiftness and endurance.
6" square. Wrapped Canvas.
Gerald Dawavendewa is a member of the Hopi tribe. He grew up in the village of Munqapi, located in northern Arizona. In 1994, Gerald sent an artwork depicting the Hopi cosmos aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. He is also Author and Illustrator of the children's book "The Butterfly Dance". Gerald's work reflects the rich traditions of his Hopi & Cherokee culture.