About the Piece:
This very special NFT includes both the digital art and the original oil. It can be broken up to simply include one or the other, but what a special purchase it makes for the discerning collector to own the image in both mediums. A highly successful fine artist with Native American roots, this artist paints the stories of the West and Native American's like no other. Excited about the possibilities that digital art and NFTs bring to his storytelling, expect many more amazing images to follow this Genesis piece.
From the Artist:
In this painting: The Blackfoot Warrior chants softly while he slowly and reverently lays out the contents of his Medicine Bundle, as the smoke from the burning sage carries his prayers upward to the Great Spirit.
Every Native American warrior had some form of personal medicine. Whether they wore it as part of their attire or carried it in a bundle, they relied on these items as manifestations of their visions and prayers for aid and blessings from the Great Spirits intermediaries.. Medicine Bundles were opened with reverence and ceremony whenever an occasion presented itself. There were different bundles used for the Sundance Ceremony, healing, hunting, love and war to name a few. Each tribe also had bundles unique to their tribe and societies. Personal medicine was carried by the warrior to remind him that his Helper was always near him.
About the Artist:
As a young boy, Steven Lang fell in love with a book of paintings of the Old West by Frederic Remington. He knew then that some day he would strive to become part of and contribute to the world of western fine art. Over the years, that book has become one of his prized possessions and Remington remains to this day Lang’s most influential western artist. Being of Pawnee and Cherokee descent, the Native American Indian will always be his favorite subject. However, to fully depict the legacy of America’s Western Heritage, his body of work encompasses the entire genre of the American West.
Cowboys, Ranch Life; Early Mountain Men & European Explorers; US Cavalry & Homesteaders; Western Wildlife & Landscapes are all subjects of his paintings. His participation in living history reenactments provides him with a firsthand visual reservoir of ideas, authenticity and ethnic truths. ” I firmly believe that having an experiential knowledge of Plains Indian Culture, Western Frontier life and its vast landscape, has enabled me to create Oil on Canvas images that truly reflect the sometimes tragic, but more often glorious legacy of our American West “. In Southwest Art Magazine, April 2000, Lang was featured as ” The Story Teller," filling his canvases with spellbinding tales of the Old West and captivating his audience with story lines that give accurate description of historical facts to his paintings.