The Way of the Pony Spirits

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The Way of the Pony Spirits
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The Way of the Pony Spirits
Artist: Andersen, RoyDate of Birth: b. 1930
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 36 x 54 inches
Signed: Signed lower left/CA

After what looks either like a very successful raid or a successful migration, these Northern Plains Indians, perhaps Blackfoot or Cree, bring a herd home. The lead warrior on the white pony, topping the rise first, looks to his right and makes what seems to be a gesture of gratitude to the sky. As Andersen paints it, The Way of the Pony Spirits depicts a blessed moment. The sun lights the clouds, sky, air, earth with a benevolent pinkish hue. Perhaps the party has come away—this time—without suffering any losses or encountering any resistance. Thinking about this, the hand gesture, pointing the way to come, may well be a prayer for a continued easy journey.
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