"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.
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