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Spirit Dancer

Cheryl Den Boer's avatar Cheryl Den Boer

Spirit Dancer was created from three photos taken by me in Sedona Arizona. I chose these three out of the twenty five I took because they showed the concentration and speed with which the young man used the hoops. He seemed so dedicated and proud. I found that I was fascinated by his seriousness. When I decided to do this piece I went on line to try to understand the ritual that he was performing. I found out then that he was the number one hoop dancer in the whole country. This did not surprise me in the least, as the intensity that he showed to us was palpable, I could tell that this ritual meant the world to him. I hope that I did this young man justice and that his proud spirit is truly revealed in my painting, because he truly deserves it.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: watercolor
  • Width: 32 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 26 inches