(Fine Art Print) Ledger Art on Antique Sheet Music - In the Garden of To-Morrow
Seven Fires is pleased to offer for sale this unique example of traditional Ledger Art by noted Lakota Artist Merle Locke!
In the Garden of To-Morrow
Prints: The original has been sold. This painting is available in a limited-edition, high-quality print on archival fine art paper. Unframed.
This is a truly special and unique piece!
Original, signed 12x9" ink and acrylic on antique sheet music. Unframed.
Locke offers a different take on traditional ledger art by using vintage sheet music to demonstrate the divide between Native and white culture.
Mr. Locke tells us that, like Native artists who used ledger paper when nothing else was available for their art, Lakota children in boarding schools often used sheet music or pages torn from hymnals to practice the painting and drawing taught to them by their parents.
In this especially colorful piece, a brightly-dressed winyan overlooks the Pine Ridge. Meaningfully set on sheet music entitled In the Garden of To-Morrow, she stands in unity with the land around her and with all of Mother Earth represented by the turtle at her feet.