Paul Moore, YOUNG SAN FELIPE GREEN CORN DANCER, 2017
Bronze, 16 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 7 in. (41.9 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm)
The Green Corn Dance is held by many Native American Peoples throughout the United States. It's an annual ceremony held at the beginning of the corn harvest or ripening of the corn crop. Each community has its own significance and social structure to this spiritual event, but most ceremonies are for giving praise and thanksgiving to God for providing them with the food that sustains them throughout the year. They also are for purifications, restoring balance and making of new beginnings.
The young dancer, in the sculpture, is wearing the traditional tableta (headdress) and clothing of the San Felipe pueblo that is worn during this special event.
Paul Moore | YOUNG SAN FELIPE GREEN CORN DANCER | 2017 | JRB Art at the Elms
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Paul Moore, FLY SEASON, 2012
Bronze, 16 1/2 x 11 x 8 3/4 in. (41.9 x 27.9 x 22.2 cm)
Paul Moore | FLY SEASON | 2012 | JRB Art at the Elms
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Paul Moore, THE INSPIRATION OF THE STORY TELLER, 2006
Bronze, 21 x 14 x 15 in. (53.3 x 35.6 x 38.1 cm)
"The Inspiration of the Storyteller" was inspired by the famous Chickasaw storyteller Te Ata and the folklore and mythology of the Native American People. She is sitting among many of the animals that are the center and inspiration of many of the stories. The tortoise and the hare story is exactly the same as the one told in Greek mythology. The owl is the bearer of death and bad news, the crow is the prankster and the beaver is the ideology of hard work and prosperity. I placed the ermine in the sculpture, because it is the lead character in one of my favorite Blackfoot stories called "How the Ermine got its Color". Te Ata, like all storytellers, passed on the wisdom of the Peoples to the next generation preparing them for the future. She also shared these stories, around the world, to a vast array of individuals from children to Heads of State.
Paul Moore | THE INSPIRATION OF THE STORY TELLER | 2006 | JRB Art at the Elms
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