Brentwood Exhibits Her Native American Spirit
Palisades, California, February 19, 2004)
American artist Claudia Brentwood exhibited her work
at the Hidden Café. The show included a collection of
3-by-4 feet acrylic canvases, and a number of gyclee and paint
is a member of the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota,
where her grandmother and mother grew up. She spent summers on
the reservation attending a number of powwows, which ultimately
guided the direction her art would take.
always seek to create unity and harmony and am driven to bring
the spirit of the Native American forward, Brentwood says.
Native American culture and ways are opened to all. One can choose
to go lightly or with depth. I use my art to provide the viewer
a glimpse into the true spirit of the Indian, bypassing the surface
and diving into the essence.
Spirit Grandmother, the adornment is abstract because
it is really inconsequential. The true adornment and beauty lie
in the womans dignity.
the white buffalo looks over an infant. The infant represents
purity and wisdom, trusting the white buffalo for its safety in
this world. The white buffalo is a highly sacred symbol representing
hope and renewal for all humanity through harmony between all
peoples of the world.
Post, Pacific Palisades, California, USA