I just finished this beaded pictorial robe - narrating the Omak Stampede and Suicide Race. It completes the commission I was hired to do for the Denver Art Museum. It is on permanent exhibit. Once I get better photos from them, I will share them here. I snapped these early today and tried to get some natural sunlight.
The overall look on the robe. Its a brain tanned elk robe, which I beaded in 13/0 cut beads and painted with trade pigments.
Saddle Bronc rider, which was from a photo I took at the Omak Stampede. All images are from photos I took there.
Bareback bronc rider
And lastly, Jumping the hill. One of the most thrilling events you will ever witness. Beaded rodeo images have been a art style on the Plateau for well over 100 years, as its a important event here. I am only working in the continuum of the tradition.
Updated 12/7/16 - The robe is now installed and the horse gear is fully displayed. Yeah! Glad this project is done and now onto new things.