Winder, Kwani Povi – “Serenity” Oil and Metal Leaf on Board (24″ x 18″)

24" x 18" unframed 32" x 26" framed

$ 6,000.00

Stunning!  This is an exceptional oil painting by Kwani Povi Winder.  She is from Santa Clara Pueblo and oil painting is characterized by 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, “Serenity”.  It is the back of a dancer in an elk tooth dress.  Beautiful composition and coloration.  The piece is perfectly framed as seen in the photo.  Kwani said about this piece:

“There is a quiet strength that each woman commands.  Strength and calm in the face of the storms. Tranquility instead of turmoil.  The model for this painting is Bree Blackhorse, and the elk-tooth dress she is wearing was handmade by her mother, Catherine Blackhorse.  Both are from the Seminole Nation.  To all who know them, they are beautiful examples of serenity in a world of turmoil.”