The artist, J.C. Black follows the traditional Navajo themes in this the Yei portrait. Through brilliant colors he depicts the story of The Navajo Yei, wrapped in his red chief blanket and red fox fur, is one of the Sacred People who are appealed during the Night way. Many Native American Tribes have three, five, or even seven genders. These dual-sexed people otherwise known as "two-spirited" are seen without stigma and considered emissaries from the Creator. These sacred spiritual beings are treated with deference and respect. Black's portraits of the Navajo Yei, or Yei Bi Chei, are uniquely intimate and full of particular charm. They often have a tender inquisitiveness about them, yet serious and quiet. The way Black depicts the Yei in his artwork reveals the mystery and power of the Navajo spiritual existence.
This Native American painting by J.C. Black would be a wonderful addition to any art collection.
24" by 36"
This painting is original acrylic on canvas and NOT reproduction, giclée or copy.