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From: Blog/Eric Whollem.htm Essu means 'old woman' in the Concow Maidu Indian language. This work is a fanciful rendering of an elderly lady with her baskets. I have lived in close proximity to many Maidu people over the years. The language and culture has penetrated my art.
Earth Sprite ash paint and gouache on paper; aboriginal art; aboriginal art; modern art; figurative art; absract art; folk art; figurative abstraction.
The Forest of Hands abstract art, pictographs
The Beetle A pictographic abstraction.
The Gunas pictographic abstraction
Bird Philosophy Figurative abstraction
CHARACTERS WITH DUAL POLARITIES pictographic art, figurative expressionism
Dancing Color abstract art; figurative abstraction
Pictographic Tableau Pictographic abstraction.
Constellation of the Geranium figurative abstraction; geometric abstraction
Garden of the Turtle natural earth pigments gathered by the artist;
Goddess using earth paints gathered by the artist;.
Luncheon of the Bird People using earth pigments gathered in nature by the artist
Sweat Vision Native American sweat lodge traditions
Ancestral Tree ; abstraction; figurative abstraction
O, City Woman geometric figurative abstraction;
Reflections earth paints and gouache on paper; geometric abstraction
The Yellow Fish contemporary symbolist folk art; Maidu Indian influences
The Alchemy Modoc petroglyphs north of Shasta; Indian art; shamanic art, rock art
Worm World Native American Insect Medicine
Flowers Among the Stones Watercolor and wax resist on paper
Reminiscences of Aztlan pictographs; petroglyphs, rock art
The Cloud Garden watercolor and wax resist
Dance of the Kuksu wax resist; Maidu Indian religion: the Dream Lodge
Little Spirit People pictographs; rock art; Maidu Indians
I lived off and on at Chi Chi Te, or Black Earth Villlage for many years, among my friends who happened to be Concow Maidu Indians. The black background in this painting is made from rough chunks of charcoal, ground in a mortar. The green and blue earth paints where gathered from Forbestown and Lumpkin Road respectively. When I was staying at Black Earth Village in Feather Falls, the old Indian grandfather used to sit under the walnut tree, where he would set out a tub of water with a stick across the top. This was a wasp trap. Insects would fall into the water and drown, thus eliminating what otherwise would have been a bothersome pest in the area of seats in the shade. Meat bees were especially hard to take with their painful bites. I did not choose to place the wasp nest on this painting, the wasps chose this painting to establish their nest. They apparently wanted their story to be told.
Other Artists, styles and techniques
Maidu Walk Maidu Indian artist Dalbert Castro – Acrylic on canvas
Greasy Grass Premonition Maidu Indian artist – Judith Lowry
Harry Fonseca Maidu Indian – acrylic art, the coyote – the trickster