Black Lightning (black horse with gold leaf)

Black Lightning (black horse with gold leaf)

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Black Lightning (black horse with gold leaf)

by John Isaiah Pepion

15 X 17  inches

Ink and gold leaf on antique mining bond

 

Artist Statement
"My name is John Isaiah Pepion, and I am a Plains Indian graphic artist from the Piikani Band of the Blackfoot Confederacy. I'm based out of the Blackfeet reservation in north-central Montana, where the Rocky Mountains meet the Plains. I am best known for my ledger art, which is an art tradition that developed in Plains tribes: as the buffalo hide we traditionally used for painting became scarce, Plains people were forced to adapt by making artwork on ledger paper from accounting books. I come from a family of artists, and pictographic art has been in my family for hundreds of years."