This large-scale painting from Jemez Pueblo artist George Toya is a striking work of art that showcases the vibrant colors and energetic scenes signature to his work.
This painting features two intertwined rain serpents flowing across a bold rain cloud design watched over by a detailed moon.
Toya’s strong graphics and bold placement of color make this celestial painting an unforgettable celebration of the spirituality and culture of the Pueblo people.
- Original painting by George Toya (Jemez Pueblo)
- Acrylic on canvas
- "Rain Serpents"
- Painting measures 36” long x 36” wide
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
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Utilizing everything from quill pens to watercolor brushes to his fingers as tools, Toya says, “I draw and paint because it is a part of my life that is essential for existence. When a piece is going well, time seems to have no meaning, and everything else, no matter how important, doesn’t really matter. Energy is flowing and total contentment is achieved.”
For centuries the Pueblo people have painted 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 own 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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