soul Shaker

 

“This is my heart as I travel all over; my spirit, my life and living.”

Flathead Indian Chief, Montana
 
Whilst spending time in California, Arizona and New Mexico, Ellis-Brown became immersed in the creativity and spirituality of the native Indian culture. Their humility and close connections with the earth was a fascination and for him, was in direct contrast to the romance, anarchy and violence disseminated in 20th century Wild West stories and iconography.
 
​Creating symbols based on native Indian petroglyphs, within this body of work Ellis-Brown challenges preconceptions of the historical American West. The compositions seek to make a connection beneath the surface, perhaps by deciphering codes he responds with a visual language that then resonates with the viewer. His work is an exploration of present-day wider global challenges and how they can be viewed in stark contrast with themes, signs and messages transferred from tribes who lived in harmony with the earth and its precious resources. This reveals a pictorial life-force with pure colour and graphic intensity, using natural pigments, paints, resin, wax and photography.
Woman Giving Birth Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

Dry Lightning I

Medicine Tree Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

The Great Escape

Storm in Landscape Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

Red Cloud

Space Boy Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

space boy

Space Girl Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

space girl

Sunflowers contemporary art and photography

fort sedgwick

Sunflowers dried contemporary art and photography

long holy

Hand and Desert Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

Nootau (Fire) I

Landscape Grand Canyon Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

Wakan Tanka  (Great Spirit)

Dry Earth and Sun Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

Howdy II

Horses and Water Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

Mayaimis (Meet Me by the River)

Wild West Cowboy Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

Wild West I

Stars and Night Sky Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

poke

Arrow and Canyon Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Flaming Arrow II

Rain God Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

Little Warrior II

Running Horses Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Crazy Horse

Twenty Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

A Day in the Life of Ten Bears

Stars and Night Sky Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

yahto (blue)

Dry Dust Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

Enola (Earth)

Cowboy and Horse Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Tumbleweed II

Eagle and Sky Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Paco (Fly with Me) I

Bird and Sun Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

Sundance II

People in Woods Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Adahy (lives in woods)

Forest Trees and Spirits Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Angeni (Spirits) I

Riders on the storm Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Ghostriders

Night Moon Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

Biggity II, Etu (Sun) II, Wild West III

Twenty Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Badlands

Stars and Night Sky Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

Spur

Dry Dust Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

Lonestar

Cowboy and Horse Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Sundowner

Eagle and Sky Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

They Died with their Boots On

Twenty Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Big Chief Running (Geronimo’s Story)

Stars and Night Sky Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

Big Sky Hunting (Geronimo’s Story)

Dry Dust Native American Indian Rock Art Symbol and Photography

Pow Wow (Geronimo’s Story)

Cowboy and Horse Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Paco - Eagle (Geronimo’s Story)

Eagle and Sky Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

Prairie Blossom (Geronimo’s Story)

Bird and Sun Native American Indian Rock Art and Photography

Tequila Sunrise (Geronimo’s Story)

People in Woods Native American Indian Rock Art Symbols and Photography

The Bee Keeper (Geronimo’s Story)

GORDON ELLIS-BROWN

 

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