Skin Walker by LaFleureRouge1

Background Photo of an alley that runs through an old Mill House
(Circa 1700’s). To the right of the figure is the old Mill offices. Carts and Buggy’s
unloaded customers here. To keep them from getting wet in the snow and rain.
My Shape Shiftier now calls it home.

There are a few legends to the roots of the skin walker. One such comes from the long walk. during this time, Skin walkers would shape shift to flee the horrors of living under the torture of the white man. It made them faster and the soldiers were unable to detect them running.

Another was that the skin walker was started by the poor community in the old days. At night a skin walker would dress up in ceremonial dress an go from door to door. The more well off people would leave something outside their hogan for the skin walker. Eventually with times changing people forgot about the skin walker and stopped leaving things for them. This led to resentment among the poor and they turned on those who forgot them. And now they exist as a hateful people out for revenge.

Finally there are those who tell of the skin walker as a medicine man. It was started by the Lakota, when they would dress up like wolves to hunt the bison. The tradition made its way to the Navajo people and it was adopted by the medicine men. However, in this legend it does not explain how the Skin walker became full of hate for his fellow tribe.

Many Navajos believe the Anasazi had a lot to do with the witchcraft that runs in their community. Thus, Anasazi ruins and graves are strictly taboo. Its said that a skin walker will use the bones of the Anasazi for their charms.

Skin walker was featured in
SoMBA Gallery Don’t Look Back!

was featured in Breaking The Boundarieswas featured in The Spirit of Louisianawas featured in Imaginative Skullswas in Art Inspired by Dreamswas featured in Dark Cabaretwas featured in Core [C.O.R.E]was featured in JPG Cast-Offswas featured in REDemptionwas featured in Back In Blackwas featured in The Secret Society

Pick of the Week 6/16/2010 in, Back in Black

was featured in Dark and Industrial Imagerywas featured in OUTSIDE THE BOX!

was featured in Gallery of Pain

110 faves 12/1/10
Viewed 1595 12/1/10


  • Nedim Bosnic
    Nedim Bosnicabout 5 years ago

    great image

  • TYVM Nedim.

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Peter Denness
    Peter Dennessabout 5 years ago

    Like it! nice work on the shadow.

  • TYVM Peter for taking time to comment!

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic work, thank you for the info too and congratulations on being featured in Fantasy Art Group:)

  • TYVM Shanina! Did not know about the feature.
    Thanks for the heads up!
    I will have to go look.

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    great work

  • TY Scott!

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Lydia Griffiths
    Lydia Griffithsabout 5 years ago

    Oooh this is wonderful! Dark and mysterious!

  • TYVM Lydia glad you like the Skin Walker I brought to town. LOL

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansabout 5 years ago

    Dark… And I love it!

  • TYVM Lee-Ann for taking the time to comment!

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulabout 5 years ago


  • TYVM RavenSoul for your input. Love your handle!
    Do you know the male Artist Crow Raven?

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellabout 5 years ago

    I like the artwork and the story is great too, just right before bed time!

  • TYVM and sleep well. LOL

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 5 years ago

    Excellent image and narrative! Very interesting reading!

  • Ty salsbells! I love the idea I can show you my Skin Walkers and Shape Shifters. This guys looks down from my wall. He is my Fave as well.

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • GolemAura
    GolemAuraabout 5 years ago

    wonderful job.. love the story as well :) CONGRATS

  • TY Golem glad you find him impressive. He is my buddy! LOL

    – LaFleureRouge1

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