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Walking North--Leger Series

Joanna Osburn-Bigfeather

About The Walking North--Leger Series

A religious motif is suggested by two crosses against a dark sky. Three human figure are shown in silhouette against metallic glaze and textured surface.  Five nails pierce the main clay slab. A horizontal row of nails is exposed at the viewer's left side. These nails extend onto verso of piece.

 

Savvy Price $600.00

Gallery Price $750.00

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A religious motif is suggested by two crosses against a dark sky. Three human figure are shown in silhouette against metallic glaze and textured surface.  Five nails pierce the main clay slab. A horizontal row of nails is exposed at the viewer's left side. These nails extend onto verso of piece.

 

About the Artist

(Born 1952) Born in Felixstone, England, Joanne Osburn-Bigfeather earned her Bachelor of Art at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1990, the same year she began her Master of Fine arts at the State University of New York at Albany.  In 1987 she had attended the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Her work is included in the following collections: Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and the Heard Museum of Art in Phoenix, Arizona. She was represented by the American Indian Contemporary Arts Gallery in San Francisco, California until the gallery closed.

During the last decade Joanna has functioned as both a respected curator and an artist. She functioned as director and curator of exhibitions of the American Indian Community House, the only Native owned and operated art gallery in New York City, first established in 1978. Her heritage is Cherokee and Mescalero Apache.

 

Medium Glazed clay with nails added
Size 17 1/2" height X 16" width X 2" depth
Signed "Osburn Bigfeather 1991" in inscribed on verso
Date of creation 1991
Condition Excellent
Provenance Acquired from American Indian Contemporary Arts in San Francisco by California art collector AF