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Today, I was thinking...(#2)

Today, I was thinking...(#2)

Artist: Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (American, Tuskegee-Navajo, born 1954)
Date: 2010 (printed 2013)
Medium: pigment print on poly-satin fabric with metal weight
Dimensions:
Image: 41 1/8 x 56 9/16 in. (104.5 x 143.7 cm)
Support: 48 x 60 1/4 in. (121.9 x 153 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds from the New Mexico Council on Photography, 2014
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2014.3.2
Description
Using a photograph of buffalo from 1880 as her starting point, the artist uses this iconic creature to explore the history of the American Great Plains and the decimation of its animal, and human, populations by settler populations moving westward at the end of the nineteenth century. Tsinhnahjinnie bathes the grazing herd in the purple light of day’s end, perhaps an indication of the sun setting on their species. The moon unfolds in eight phases above their heads, suspending them in a dream-like place where their presence can never be erased.
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