11"x14" Shadow Box Frame & Matt
Always wearing a smiling face, happy for your presence made of driftwood, acrylic and real ptarmigan feathers both dark and white. The tips of the dance fans are painted. All the drummers and background are watercolor. All coated with permanent nonyellow protective layer.
Mosquito Dance III
Mosquitoes in Alaska are a menace in the summer. They will fight with their lives to get to every exposed skin, and sometimes sting right through your shirt. They are very relentless. Yup'ik and Cup'ik of western Alaska have danced imitating the comical annoyance one experiences trying to swat the little buggers off and pretending to scratch during dance festivals.