Featured Native Food painting

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by Potteryplease, Apr 24, 2024.

  1. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    This thread is more a 'show-n-tell' I guess, but I think it's interesting, and I always appreciate what you'all so knowledgeably add.

    The painting is by someone named Jacqueline Klein and is dated 1987. It shows a Native woman using a digging stick to forage for food. Details about her clothing, bag, hat, etc seem intended to catalog specific traditional cultural traits.

    Similarly I think the plants look such that they must represent culturally significant 'First Foods' or sources of materials.

    The landscape looks to me a whole lot like Central or Eastern Oregon, but could be Idaho too.

    I welcome any comments or interpretations of the many 'clues' the painting presents.

    Thank you!

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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2024
  2. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Refreshingly realistic portrayal of what was ordinary, everyday business for First Peoples women. Thanks!
     
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    maybe digging medicinal roots..

    I don't recognize the hilly pine forest......or the clothing..
     
  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    i like it, looks painted in a folk art style. I like the way the arms and stick seem to merge into a cool shape, like an extension of her
     
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  5. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    My first impression is that it is young student work, and without much ethnographic accuracy. Sorry.
     
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  6. Potteryplease

    Potteryplease Well-Known Member

    No 'Sorry' about it! I always appreciate your input.
     
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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The artist is more successful with the landscape than the figure.

    Debora
     
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