8 X 10 = 25.00
12 X 18 = 65.00
14 X 20 = 125.00
21 X 30 = 350.00
|( Original 14X20 ) “DRUMMERS”
As one of several thousand spectators at Spokane’s Riverfront Park Powwow a few years ago, I was lucky enough to snap a photo of this
remarkable group of Native American drummers. The men struck the drums in unison with covered mallets blending their voices with the
beating of the drum to create the song. It’s been said that the drumbeat carries the heartbeat of the Indian nation and Mother Earth calling
the spirits and nations together. It was a very moving and inspirational experience for me, one that I wanted to recreate in watercolor.
The history of this event, and the significance of gathering at the Spokane River, goes back generations. It has been a sacred tradition for
many of the tribes around the Northwest to gather at the river because it gives life, love, hope, and a sense of revitalization. During past
years, Riverfront Park has been home to this event and it has become a tradition for people of all nations to gather and celebrate those gifts
the river provides and to create or renew friendships. Dancers and singers, young and old, come from both near and far to showcase their
songs and their dance styles for our community. It is, without a doubt, a unique cultural gathering.