People of the Wind 2

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People of the Wind 2
45 in
76 in
(114 cm x 193 cm)
Photo Credit
Jim Turner
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No other group in American history has been marginalized, ignored, or forgotten quite like the Native Americans. "People of the Wind" (a rough translation of the word "Kansas") is a collection of portraits of various Native Americans created by random stitching. Color choice was particularly significant with "People of the Wind." Eighteenth century Europeans romanticized Native Americans and accordingly dubbed them "noble savages." The color is similar to that of the very prairie grass around which they lived, because it is often overlooked as bland landscape.
Perle cotton threads, polyester threads on recycled blanket
Random weave and stitch