HONEYMOON AT CROW FAIR

The idea for Honeymoon at Crow Fair first came to me when I purchased an antique parasol.  Some of my favorite historic Native American imagery includes pictures of a warrior, dressed in regalia associated with doing battle, and is also holding what we consider today to be a symbol of femininity; the parasol.

Seeing this always makes me smile, but when you understand the practicality of portable shade for a man living on the Plains, and that some of these men were very flamboyant, it makes a lot of sense.  

The perfect vehicle I felt to explore my parasol idea was to create a piece depicting a couple from the early 1900’s participating in the annual Crow Fair Parade on the Crow Agency and introducing themselves to their people for the first time as newlyweds.

50" H x 37" W x 16" D
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