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Trees that Speak by Robert Griffing


Trees that Speak by Robert Griffing


In this painting, Robert Griffing illustrates how the Woodland Indians used "painted trees" to leave messages for friends, family and foe alike. This was accomplished by peeling the bark and painting with red ochre and charcoal, universally understood symbols.

The technique was used to boast about the success of a hunt or war party, spread the recent news, tell stories, give warning or convey a message to those who followed the Indian paths. The paintings were very durable and could remain visible for as long as fifty years.



125 signed and numbered (s/n) canvas prints only
Image Size: 18" x 24"
Price: $435.00
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