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This is a traditional oil painting by Kwani Povi Winder. It has vibrant colors, deep emotions, and loose brushstrokes. The piece is entitled, “Deer Heart”. It captures one of the young male Deer Dancers during one of the Dances at Santa Clara Pueblo. Kwani seeks to explore her Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa heritage through painting and draws on her religious beliefs when developing and painting a native figure. Through her paintings, she seeks to preserve, share, and educate about her unique heritage. The painting has strong composition and coloration. The piece is framed as seen in the photo.