Winder, Kwani Povi – “Looking Over Puye” Oil and Linen (24″ x 36″)
This is a traditional oil painting by Kwani Povi Winder. It has vibrant colors, deep emotions, and loose brushstrokes. 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 piece is entitled, “Looking Over Puye”. It is a back view of a Buffalo Dancer on top of the mesa at Puye, the ancestral home of the Santa Clara Tewa people. The painting has strong brush strokes on the feathers and there is a beautiful depth to the piece. Beautiful composition and coloration. The piece is perfectly framed as seen in the photo.