year many Native American tribes celebrate the coming of spring.
In this painting, I have the One Horn and Two Horn Priests dancing
to celebrate this annual event. The flowers are blooming and
the butterflies return, marking the beginning of a new life
cycle. As the ceremony occurs, there are many songs praying
for peace and harmony (as symbolized by the dancers holding
hands) and for the clouds to bring their rain droplets to help
the plants grow. The band in the center of the painting symbolizes
the many types of clouds recognized by the Hopi, and the dots
and dashes represent the rain. I also include a band with fine
lines to signify the layers of the earth where the aquifers
rest, and a single white line with breaks to indicate time and
it's continuing cycle.