Dyani White Hawk
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Ičazo ota owa ga hena ipathapi iyečheča. Ičazo iyoko mazazi kiŋ hinaphe. Dakhota Oyate kiŋ ipathapi kiŋ theȟiŋdapi. Wašiču Oyate kiŋ mazazi kiŋ theȟiŋdapi. Dyani White Hawk Ikče Wičhašta ga Wašiču wokağe okaȟniȟphiča šni ga wokphaŋ ga wipathapi kiŋ hena theȟiŋda. Hena wokağe kiŋ uŋ itowapi owa hečhed Ikče Wičhašta wokağe kiŋ yuathaŋiŋ kte. Čhasthuŋ šni iš Owaŋžida waš’ake waŋži eyapi he itowapi thokaheya ipathapi ičazo kiŋ owa. Itowapi kiŋ de wadaka čha ičazo kiŋ škaŋškaŋ seečheča. Nakuŋ wawayaka kiŋ itowapi wayaka čha woabdakeda ga wowaȟbada yuha awiičihdukčaŋ.
Precious gold peeks through the intricately painted “quill” lines—each component representing a valuable resource for two very different cultures. Dyani White Hawk (Sičháŋǧu Lakota) combines her love of Native abstraction, like that found in painted rawhide containers and objects decorated with porcupine quills, with her admiration of non-Native abstract art to create paintings that broaden the perception of Native art. Untitled (Quiet Strength I) is the first in a series in which White Hawk used quill lines to explore movement, repetition, and line in a white-on white scheme, giving viewers a visual experience that offers opportunities for reflection and contemplation.