Original Ledger Art on Antique Sheet Music ~ Her Heart of the Nation
Seven Fires is pleased to offer for sale this unique example of traditional Native American Ledger Art by noted Lakota Artist Merle Locke!
Her Heart of the Nation
A truly special and unique piece! Original, signed 12x9" ink and acrylic on antique sheet music. Unframed.
Prints: Prints are not currently planned for this piece. Copyright remains property of the artist.
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 Native 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.
A winyan with beautiful pink dress, feather, parfleche and fancy belt is surrounded by dragonflies and stars and turtle.
This is a rare opportunity to own a unique piece by one of the most recognized Oglala Lakota artists working today!
Purchase of original includes an artist photo and bio.
Condition: No defects or scratches to the art or unusual wear and tear, although the antique music shows normal signs of wear and age.