Wednesday, 7 August 2019

#714 "Anasazi Muse"












"Anasazi Muse"
21"H 12"W 8"D

      The macaw was sacred to the Anasazi Indians.  According to legend, they 
      believed the macaw took the sun south to its winter home and returned it
       in the spring. Trading with Mexican tribes supplied macaws to the Anasazi
     and their brilliant feathers were sacred objects. Today, the Pueblo 
     people, descendants of the Anasazi use the birds in their rituals.

      I know these beautiful birds well. Years ago I had a beloved pet macaw 
        and became acquainted with its behavior, gestures, and incredible beauty.  
      Thanks to a friend’s macaw, I was recently able to work from life for this 
              sculpture, seeking to present a quiet and uncomplicated 
statement of a magnificent bird.




Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott and Trish


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