Arizona Native American Art Featured in New Orleansby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Apr. 27, 2013, under Art y arte, Cultura, Culture
Doug MacCash writes about Arizona artists who feature their art in New Orleans at a Jazz Festival.
Very cool. Read on>>>
New Orleans Jazz Fest displays Native American graffiti-style murals
Marcus. The 2013 Fest places an emphasis on the arts, culture and cuisine of Native Americans. Miles is part of the San Carlos Apache Nation, Marcus descends from the Tohono O’odham Nation.
During an eerily quiet visit to the mostly deserted Fairgrounds on Thursday (April 26) afternoon, I met Miles in the ground floor of the grandstand, where the 80- ft. mural he and his collaborator painted earlier this week spans an entire wall. The dramatic black on white aerosol painting has the feel of an enormous pen and ink drawing.
At the center of the symbol-laden image is a huge angel, which Miles said represents the Crescent City. People everywhere know that New Orleans is the mother of much of American music, he said, but people also know that the city “has been through a lot.”
The face of the angle figure is based on the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell’s cultural heritage coordinator Rachel Ornelas, posed beside the painting with her hands pressed together in prayer to demonstrate the likeness.
The angel’s wings, Miles said, represent resurrection. They are laced with an intricate geometric pattern that gives them a delicate insect-like aspect on one hand and a robust carved stone appearance on the other. The pattern is Marcus’s specialty. FULL STORY HERE.