Caring souls surrounding the brave into battle and on journeys he has to make, he won’t be alone. Great and loving spirits are with him and fill him with courage.

Images used by permission of:
Northwestern University Library, Edward S. Curtis’s ‘The North American Indian’: the Photographic Images, 2001.


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  • saleire
    saleireabout 6 years ago

    Oh my great aunt!!!!!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I love it Arie…’s perfect!!!!!! You can feel the energy from this work….and it feels very strong, and full of the spirit of love. Truly a beautiful image xxx

  • Thank you Sal, you’re very sweet!!

    – Arie van der Wijst

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMabout 6 years ago

    Instant fave…Just wonderful

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 6 years ago

    Absolutely a wonderful work of art. Well done.

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 6 years ago

    this is so moving ~ the layered art is masterful ~ but what has moved directly to my heart is the soul of his eyes ~ wonderful tribute to these “human beings” xx

  • Romo
    Romoabout 6 years ago


  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago

    brillant-you can just feel the pride and courage!!

  • Mystic Raven 9
    Mystic Raven 9about 6 years ago

    Stunning work!!

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2about 6 years ago


    absolutely wonderful,,such spirit, an instant fav for me,, fabulous work :))

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 6 years ago

    Incredible and so evoking……..I love this piece….

  • kingofconway
    kingofconwayabout 6 years ago

    thats pretty cool, but im not so sure you can sell it.

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