Maze of Life - Canvas Print
I'itoi Ki: Maze of Life
I'itoi Ki: or I'itoi's House refers to the Creator called Elder Brother who travels to his home in a circular path. This path also represents a persons own journey through life, each turn symbolizing a life changing event. At the end of the path, a niche allows one to reflect on one's life before journeying onward to the center. Behind the pathway is a Hohokam motif representing the clouds and water this is vital to desert people.
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.