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Aohkíí (Water) and more art by Rudy Black Plume

Aohkíí (Water), 2022
36 x 24 inch (h x w)
CAD 100
Digital Drawing on Paper
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Whether it was for battle, hunting, or counting coup, a painted horse was an embodiment of prayer, protection, and good fortune for the owner of the horse. These designs were created to honour the bravery and courage of those who put their lives on the line to protect and ensure the safety of their communities, just like the warriors of the past. This design is a representation of the blackfoot value, aoahkannaistokawa, which means “everything comes in pairs” (it can also mean “balance” or “duality”). I wanted to highlight the duality and power of fire and water; both are mutually destructive but are also needed to sustain life. The horses are a representation of this balance. This pair of designs were made specifically for a Fire Truck vinyl wrap project with the City of Lethbridge.



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other works by Rudy Black Plume

Pakóyittsi (Fire), 2022
36 x 24 inch (h x w)
Digital Drawing on Paper

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