Bison | Buffalo 1
Yellowstone National Park & Grand Tetons National Park | Nature’s Persona | Photography
11″ x 14″ matted and framed
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Since I was a child my family has been traveling to Yellowstone National Park. Though we went mainly to flyfish I would get the biggest thrill, and still do, of seeing the magnificent bison, known as tatanka by Sioux-Lakota Native Americans, travel across the vast landscapes. Their large massive prehistoric forms have always attracted my eye.
I was thrilled during the summer of 2006 and 2011 to travel to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons once again to this time observe these magnificent creatures for inspiration of a new series of work. Through the medium of photography and drawing I have tried to capture the essence of the bison spirit by focusing on their lines, patterns, textures, forms, colors, and shapes. My hope is to find a unique perspective of these powerful creatures for they represent the past, present, and future.
BISON: A HUMPBACKED SHAGGY-HAIRED WILD OX NATIVE TO NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE.
TATONKA MEANS “BISON” IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE SIOUX-LAKOTA . THE BISON REMAINS A HOLY ANIMAL TO THE NATIVE NORTH AMERICANS TO THIS DAY. IT IS THE SYMBOL OF NATURE, FREEDOM, STRENGTH, AND THE WILDERNESS. BUT IT ALSO STANDS FOR MUCH MORE THAN THAT.