Artist: Sam Two Bulls, Jr.
Tribe: Oglala Lakota Sioux
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Sam Two Bulls, Jr. was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He is a full blooded Oglala Lakota Sioux Indian. He fine tuned his artistic skills at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He currently resides on the Pine Ridge Reservation and works out of his home. He is a well known artist on the reservation and comes from a very respected family.
This particular painting is a tribute to the Horse. To the Lakota, the Sunka Wakan [Horse] was one of the most sacred and revered animals as it had a major impact on their way of life. The horse gave the Lakota greater physical freedom of movement and to the Warrior the horse was a part of who he was. The Sunka Wakan was a symbol of loyalty and devotion to the Warrior which brought safety to the Warrior whether it was in his journeys or in battle. To some, the Sunka Wakan is also believed to be a faithful guide to the Next World.
Stamina, strength, and mobility are represented by the horse. The horse's Medicine includes power, endurance, faithfulness, cooperation, friendship, and serves as a guardian of travelers.
This painting is an 12 x 16 acryllic paint on stretch canvas. The Horse is the focal point of the painting but also has eight silouetted buffaloes running in the direction the Horse is facing. Signed and year dated by the artist, Sam Two Bulls.
This is a beautiful painting and a great buy at this price.