Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sustainability in Art: Sticks, Stones and String; Creating with Simple Materials

Mankind's Earliest Art Forms Were Created as Sacred Offerings

Primitive Whitetail Deer Effigy by Steve Tieken

Materials used in construction:
prairie cane cuttings, stone adornment (Sustainable Stones fashioned using a file and sandpaper)
100% cotton string with hand collected and prepared natural dyes (walnut, red ochre, polk-berry)
medicine bundle (red felt and tobacco)

Whitetail Deer Effigy left as sacred offering

Small herd of deer grazing outside our backdoor at sunset.

If you're interested in learning more about the life of Whitetail Deer, you can view the

-Steve Tieken

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