GERRY QUOTSKUYVA LOMAHONGVA'S FINE ART    
   
   

GERMINATOR

 HISTORICALLY, AS THE NATIVE AMERICANS MIGRATED FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER, THEY RECORDED THEIR STORIES ON THE ROCKS EITHER IN PETROGLYPH OR PICTOGRAPH FORMS. THIS IS WHAT I CHOOSE TO DO NOW WITH THE STORIES OF OUR CONTEMPORARY WAY OF LIFE. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE A MODERN LIFESTYLE, OUR TRADITIONAL WAYS STILL HOLD STRONG. IN "CONTEMPORARY FRAGMENTS I - GERMINATOR" I HAVE THE AHOLA OR GERMINATOR KATSINA PORTRAYED HOLDING A STAFF OF PRAYER FEATHERS. BELOW THE STAFF ARE YOUNG SHOOTS, AND AHOLA IS PRAYING FOR THEM TO GROW TALL AND HEALTHY, LIKE THE CORN ON HIS LEFT. WHEN AHOLA APPEARS, HE PERFORMS A CEREMONY FOR PLANTING, AND IN THE CENTER OF HIS TORSO IS A MODERN SYMBOL FOR CORN, WHICH ARE THE SEEDS FOR PLANTING. THE LINES ON HIS SHOULDER REPRESENT THE LAYERS OF THE EARTH, WHICH THE SEEDS MUST LIE IN BEFORE COMING TO LIFE. SO HE IS PRAYING, AS WE ALL DO IN OUR INDIVIDUAL FIELDS, FOR THE CORN TO PROSPER FOR OUR CONTINUED SURVIVAL.

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