This detailed acrylic painting titled "Immature Golden Eagle" was created by Cochiti artist Dominic Arquero. The painting features a close-up view of a beautiful golden eagle in flight, with delicately painted spirits in the clouds around it.
The eagle soars high above a gorgeous Southwestern landscape unique to NM and its 19 Pueblos.
Native Americans have a deep connection to, and respect for, the natural world, and their reverence for nature deeply influences their art.
Eagles are particularly revered for their ability to fly so close to the heavens, carrying the prayers of the people to the spirit world.
- Original painting by Dominic Arquero (Cochiti Pueblo)
- Titled “Immature Golden Eagle”
- Acrylics on canvas
- Painting measures 30” W x 40 "L
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
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Hailing from Cochiti Pueblo, Dominic was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and received his formal education at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he majored in two-dimensional arts.
He received his bachelor's degree in visual arts with a minor in political science at the University of Art and Design, and later became an art instructor at schools in Santa Fe and the District of Columbia.
Dominic has participated in many art shows, as well as special art exhibitions in Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, California, Arizona, and throughout New Mexico. He has received many top awards since 1975, and has been included in various art publications.
Dominic serves as board member, president, and co-chair on such prestigious organizations as the Santa Fe Council for the Arts and the Native American Artist Association, Inc.
Revered in Pueblo culture, the eagle is the guardian of the sky, a messenger to the spirit world, and a powerful symbol of strength and protection. Eagle feathers are often attached to masks, rattles, prayer sticks, and other objects used in traditional ceremonies.
For centuries the Pueblo people have created petroglyphs and pictographs, 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.
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