When the Bears Have Gone by K. Henderson

When the Bears Have Gone, 30 x 30, oil on linen

The shields of the Plains Indians are prized  more for their Spiritual Protection than for their ability to fend off wounds from weapons. Each shield is painted and adorned to give the bearer a certain power.

This shield represents the Thunder Being. The Thunder Beings are spirits or perhaps extraterrestrial visitors that harbor in the Spring season bringing new growth and abundance but can also bring lightning and destructive storms.

The designs on this shield are to protect the owner but to send harm (hail and lightning) to the enemy.


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Western art, native american art Recent accomplishments include being accepted into the International Guild of Realism, participation in the American Art in Miniature at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa , OK, Mountain Oyster Club show and sale, inclusion in the Top 50 Mini Paint America traveling exhibit, and being featured in Southwest Art Magazine March 2008 issue and Sept 2008. K. won the “First Place” award during the American Plains Artists 23nd annual juried exhibit, “Art of the Plains 2007”. She has also exhibited with the Oil Painters of America, The National Oil and Acrylic Painter Society, at the Phippen Museum and Salon International Art Show