Size: 30"W x 24"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
This is a vision I had during a sweat lodge I attended in Denton, TX. there's a point when you're asked to envision a circle of your ancestors, then you ask anyone who wishes you harm to step outside of the circle, and this tall figure with a black hat popped up behind the circle like an animated shadow.
This was before the big #slenderman thing and before I watched that documentary on sleep paralysis called #nightmare . It's pretty amazing how ubiquitous this figure is, and how fucking terrifying he is even though he's wearing a fucking top hat.""
Half of the proceeds will go toward the Native American Arts Fund.
- Dictated but not Read
David Aaron Smith is an artist/activist who's work centers on social issues. Rather than exploit the situations he paints about, David wants to give back. For each painting sold, David will donate half of his share to a cause listed in the description of the painting. From David: "I think it's a great way to get people involved in my work, and even piquing an interest in art in general. So many times, art is bought and sold for it's aesthetic value only when the art with the greatest value is that which is used as a tool to tell the story of a culture's moment in history. My work is about OUR moment in history and how it looks from my perspective. I think it will speak to those who see the same America." Watch the documentary, "The Last Mountain," to get an idea of David's roots in activism. Along with his large body of political fine-art, David is also working on a "living sculpture" in Death Valley that you can stay at : #davidaaronsmith #villaanitadv