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This is a portrait of an early 20th century Ainu woman, an indigenous people from Japan and Russia, but originally distinct from the Japanese. The women were fond of necklaces of glass beads, embroidered headbands, and earrings that were metal rings with a ball. They also traditionally had tattooed mouths--making their lips look grotesquely long & large--although this lovely woman does not. One of my artistic goals is to present and preserve the various indigenous cultures and peoples around the world, many of whom are in danger of becoming "extinct."
9x12, pastel & charcoal on 98-lb. tinted paper
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You've come to the gallery of someone who loves the exotic, loves to design (clothing, costumes, artwork), loves to depict people from all over the world and from different times, and especially dancers--because I've been a dancer all my life, settling particularly on flamenco and belly dance. I love harmonious ...read more