|At the frame shop selecting mats and frame!|
Monday, August 1, 2016
"Buffalo Dancer" by Tamara Rymer, Fine Artist
By Fine Artist Tamara Rymer
Fine Artist Tamara Rymer recently posted a drawing on Instagram for one of her amazing prints. I was the lucky winner! The large print of “Buffalo Dancer” is stunning to see and is currently at the frame shop for framing. Thank you, Tamara!
2013 Riding & Writing interview with Tamara here!
The print is of a watercolor painting I did called "Buffalo Dancer". I did a series of paintings of Native dancers (different tribes), as I was and am mesmerized by their story telling through dance form. This dance was a blessing. They'll do blessings for crops, family, weather, etc. It is quite an honor to be a dancer for a tribe, and in some tribes, the dancer has to be in good standing in the tribal community to be able to go out with the group exhibiting the dances.
I attended church service at a Catholic Church on the plaza in Santa Fe one Sunday. The service included a blessing for the Indian Market which takes place here once a year. It's a monster tourism draw with booths exhibiting wares and crafts from Native tribes all over the US. To sit in that historical cathedral and hear the pounding of Native drums and a group of Buffalo dancers dance their way down the aisles toward the front, their leg bells ringing - I'll never forget that!