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Public domain photo of
“White Belly ~ Oglala Lakota”

Worked in photoshop with an eclipsed sun (moon) photo to give an ancient reverent feel for time and the phases of the sun and the moon and all things nature which were highly respected by the Lakota.

Interesting conversation with and Information from a Direct Descendant of Whit Belly….(also located in comments)

heavenyabout 1 year ago
This is a nice art!! And It is also my great great grandpa!!

THANX SO KINDLY!!…
REALLY IS IT YOUR GREAT GREAT GRANDPA??…
IF SO AND YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION….I WOULD LOVE TO ADD IT HERE ABOUT HIM….
VERY VERY LITTLE TO NOTIHING ONLINE ABOUT HIM…

BUT I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS PHOTO!!
HOPE I HAVE DONE HIM A JUSTICE WITH THIS PIECE!!
– Tammera

heavenyabout 1 year ago
Yes he is really my great great grandpa. He is my dads, dads, dad. I have a picture of him in my living room. I dont know very much but this is what I know about him. His name is White Belly. He is an Oglala Lakota. He was also in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Most of his family was. He was from the Pine Ridge/ Rosebud area in South Dakota.
Please dont use the word sioux. Its a derogatory word. Thank you. Also this is the best picture of him that I have come arossed.

THANK YOU SO KINDLY FOR YOUR INFORMATION!!
DO YOU MIND IF I COPY AND PASTE IT INTO THE TEXT ABOUT THIS ARTWORK?

ALSO…I APOLOGIZE…I DID NOT KNOW SIOUX WAS A DEROGATORY WORD….
I ONLY USED THE TITLE WHICH WAS GIVEN IN PUBLIC DOMAIN….
I WILL MAKE SURE TO CHANGE THAT!!
THANK YOU HEAVENY!
– Tammera

I AM SO PLEASE ALSO THAT YOU THINK THIS IS THE BEST PICTURE YOU HAVE COME ACROSS OF HIM…IT IS A BLENDED WORK INVOLVING THREE PHOTOS.
– Tammera

heavenyabout 1 year ago
Yes you can.

THANX SO MUCH HON!!…;-D
– Tammera

heavenyabout 1 year ago
And most people dont know that its a derogatory word because it is so widely used. That name was given by the french people which means lesser snake. Which basically means that the lakota people were liar and cheats but that wasnt true.

WOW….VERY INTERESTING INFORMATION…I WILL QUOTE YOU ON THIS AS WELL….THANX SO KINDLY!!…;-D
– Tammera

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FEATURED IN A SPIRITUAL WALK
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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • judyM61
    judyM61almost 6 years ago

    Nice effects here, beautiful and I love anything Native American!

  • thank you Judy…I was really happy with how this worked out also!!

    – Tammera

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesalmost 6 years ago

    Nice work done well

  • thank you copper….

    – Tammera

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2almost 6 years ago

    stunning! :)

  • Thank You so much Sawnsky….I loved the way it came ou also

    – Tammera

  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERalmost 6 years ago

    Such a powerful and beautfiul image, superb treatment…………anna ; )

  • Thank you kindly Annette…;)

    – Tammera

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 6 years ago




    Congratulations, your fabulous image has been featured

  • WOW …sorry i missed this so long ago…thanx so much for the feature…;)

    – Tammera

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2almost 6 years ago

    Fabulous image, Congratulations on your feature :)

  • Thank You Dawnsky!!

    – Tammera

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaalmost 6 years ago

    great image! fine art.

  • ThankYou Coffeetea!!

    – Tammera

  • Matthew Scotland
    Matthew Scotlandalmost 6 years ago

    amazing image, quite an experience just to sit and ponder on it

  • Yes…I love to stare at theis one and ponder the whole situation towards the Native Americans and the treatment.

    The tearing apart of a lifestyle of people who knew how to live off the earth with respect …

    And how degraded their lineage has become…there is so much to ponder with

    – Tammera

  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsalmost 6 years ago

    Great treatment, excellent work.

  • Thank you so much Paul…appreciate the support

    – Tammera

  • Earthmonster
    Earthmonsteralmost 6 years ago

    Very nice technique

  • Thank you so much Mark…;)

    – Tammera

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