This large scale painting from Isleta/Laguna artist Gregg Analla is a bold, striking work of art that brilliantly honors the traditions of the Pueblo people. At the center are a pair of Pueblo dancers wearing traditional regalia. The sun rises on the left of the canvas, while the moon and stars appear on the right, representing the passage of time on Mother Earth. Highly detailed and colorful, Analla’s painting is an unforgettable celebration of the spirituality and culture of the Pueblo people.
- Original painting by Gregg Analla (Isleta/Laguna)
- Acrylic and sand on canvas
- Painting measures 93” x 48”
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Gregg Analla is an artist, musician, singer and storyteller who practices both traditional and contemporary forms of arts. Analla has lectured at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian about Pueblo culture and was the former exhibition designer at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He believes in the importance of teaching and sharing Pueblo stories, songs and language with people around the world.
This painting is an illustration of the Pueblo way of life. In Pueblo culture, many ceremonial dances are prayers to bring rain, abundant crops and blessings to the family, Pueblo and world. These dances honor Mother Earth and her many gifts, including bison, deer, turkeys, butterflies and rain. The man and women are dressed in traditional dance regalia, the woman carrying eagle feathers and the man a traditional gourd rattle. The ladder that rises between them represents the kiva which is the spiritual center of Pueblo life.
For centuries the Pueblo people have painted petroglyphs, depicting their relationship with the natural world. Fine art painting is a relatively new medium for Native American artists, first practiced in the early 20th century by young Pueblo artists who drew upon their traditions and Euro-American modernist painting. Pueblo painting has become a vibrant and innovative art form that often depicts contemporary subjects and reaches new audiences.Read our Native American Sculpture and Painting Collector's Guide.
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