Shaman means medicine man or woman in ancient cultures. They often used medicinal herbs and remedies as healing agents. Here, the title reflects the power of the flora in hilly regions like that featured here - the Santa Ynez mountains and bluffs of Santa Barbara, CA. They provide the structural substrate necessary for geological stability. When foliage is lost after wildfires, like those common in this area due to climate change-induced droughts, landslides and erosion of the topsoil can occur. The massive mudslides of 2017 in the SB/Montecito area was a direct result of this phenomenon. The large structural feature at the top of the painting is symbolic of both the midcentury-modern California Rancho architecture of the area, and of the plant-enabled structure critical for stability in these biomes.
The original was painted with acrylic, gouache, watercolor, ink and pencil on canvas.
Print is unframed
Measures 11" x 14"
- This is an archival print of original painting.
- All prints have deckled edges, a handwritten title, and signature of artist
- Frame and mat are NOT included.
- All prints are produced with professional art materials including pigment-based inks and archival Somerset Velvet fine art paper.
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