Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jan Zender Burl Scoop

Photographed at the 2010 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Joe Scott Knife

Photographed at the 2010 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Artist and Displays at the CLA Show 2010

 Todd Daggett

 Clay Smith

 Art DeCamp

Don Getz

Photos by Jan Riser.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Michael Galban Headress

The headdress is typical of known 18th c Great Lakes style buffalo horned headdresses. It is based on the existing examples but not a "bench" copy of any single headdress. Quilled headdresses like these are probably purely ceremonial and possibly represent the underwater panther which appears so often in Great Lakes cosmology and design.

The naturally dyed quillwork is done on buffalo rawhide strips with barktanned leather behind and rubbed with verdigris pigment. The truncated triangle crown is often present in this style headdress as well as in quillwork embroidery from the area. The triangles create awesome negative space for the brightly dyed deer hair corona to contrast with.

The shroud is in braintanned deerskin which I dyed with layers of black walnut, yellow and red ochre to give it the appearance of age and use. Then I used more verdigris spotting to mirror the pallette on the face. Verdigris is a unique pigment that is most often seen as the "greenish" cast on old brass and copper objects. This oxidized copper is scraped from the surface and then ground into raw pigment.

This style of headdress differs from many 18th c diadems because of the shroud which changes the wearers identity by totally enclosing the head. It is probably more in line with the mask traditions of the east without the complete masking of the face. The wearer is in between transformative states and retains human characteristics but also displays the horns and ridges of the underwater panther.

Copy by Michael Galban. Photographed at the 2010 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Ron Scott Hunting Pouch

This Pouch  is made up in a European Fashion, sporting  both a deer leg front and carved flap (owners family coat of arms).  The exterior body sections are Goat skin, while the interior lining is Sheep. The idea of using braided leather for the game straps was inspired by a Pouch owned by the Hemitage Museum in Russia.

Photos supplied by Ron Scott.

Artist and Displays at the CLA Show 2010

Eric Fleisher

 Bill Wright

 Steve Davis Rifles

 Americana Floorcloths

Photos by Ken Gahagan and Jan Riser.