Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kutenai Gatherer of the Reeds

Kutenai Gatherer of the Reeds . 36" x 48" . oil on canvas
© 2017 kay eneim

Thankfully, the Kutenai tribal life was documented by Edward S. Curtis at the turn of the twentieth century.  Curtis titled his photograph of this scene... 'Kutenai Duck Hunter'.

To me, she didn't appear to be hunting ducks... not at all.
She was clearly gathering reeds for her basket weaving... an art perfected by her tribe.

The title of my painting reflects just that setting... her gathering of reeds for her beautiful baskets... in the serene and beautiful morning!