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Friday, June 21, 2013

The Keeper of the Plains

This is my ZIA in honor of the masterful Native American artist Black Bear Bosin. It is called "Kansas Keeper", and is a tribute to his magnificent 44 foot sculpture "The Keeper of the Plains", which he magnanimously donated to my hometown, Wichita, Kansas in 1974.

He stands nobly atop a 30 foot raised rock promontory at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers. Wichitans are rightfully very proud of this powerful symbol of our Native American heritage. After all, Wichita is named for the Wichita Indians, and Kansas for the Kansa Indians, "People of the south wind".

I used eighteen different tangles in this Zentangle Inspired Art piece. The first person who can name all eighteen will win an 8"X10" print of my "Kansas Keeper"! 

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