The highlight and focus of Crow Fair is the powwow which features dancers from visiting tribes as well as Crow tribal members. It is time for connection and cultural celebration. This Sisters Knowledge print features a young woman in her elk tooth dress, dancing to the beat of the drum.
The Vanishing Series is a response to the perception that Native American culture has or will "vanish." This idea of disappearance has been a mainstream thought that has only been propagated by Edward Curtis, a photographer who in 1904 produced a collection of photographs titled "Vanishing Race." The Vanishing Series aims to belie this idea.
Size: 11" W x 14" H
Part of the Vanishing Series
Sisters Knowledge by Del Curfman, 2020
About Del Curfman
Del Curfman is known for his work with Apsáalooke (Crow Nation of Montana) imagery, exploring heritage, tradition, and humanity through painting. He earned his BFA in Studio Arts with a focus on painting at the Institute of American Indian Arts of Santa Fe, NM (IAIA) in May 2017. As an emerging artist and enrolled tribal member, Curfman looks to contribute to contemporary Native Artist history through his artwork and community-based projects.