Limited, archival quality giclee reproduction. 29½" x 24"
The Head Dancer is the lead dancer in ceremonial dance. There are male head dancers and female head dancers who lead the rest of the dancers in the grand entry of a pow wow. Throughout the image, the geometric patterns that encompass the abstracted form of the dancer convey the movement and fluidity of the dance that is being performed. The dancer is holding a prayer stick, which is intended to make offerings and petitions to the spirit world. The blue throughout the painting represents the peace and tranquility that dancers try to attain while performing ceremonial dance.