Mystic Song

Mystic Song

Mystic Song is about the well-known Kokopelli flute player deity. In many Southwestern Native American cultures this figure, often depicted as a kachina doll, is thought to have control over fertility, both agricultural and human. At times, he has been associated with trickery and music. Many Southwest pueblos depict Kokopelli as visiting villages and depositing newborns. A Southwest version of our Stork! Some native groups believe that he wandered from village to village with songs on his back, spreading seeds along with music. My interpretation of him is that of trickster and musician enticing all who will listen to play and dance along with his magic song. Acrylic gels with inclusions comprise the base of the painting. Once dried, the figures were carefully painted and placed. SIZE 16” x 20”

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