Bighorn medicine wheel
An approximate re-creation of the Bighorn medicine wheel in Wyoming. Featuring 28 spokes from a ring shaped central cairn, with 6 cairns around the outer ring. The first to be termed "medicine wheel" by European settlers who found it on top of medicine mountain in the Bighorn range. It is believed to have alignments with the heliacal risings of Sirius, Rigel, and Aldebaran, as well as alignments with the summer solstice sunrise and sunset.
A work that can make a one of a kind addition to any living space. Every piece made will have it's own unique qualities that set it apart from any other of similar design and not produced using a template. Made with a substrate of pulp, drywall mud and glue. The tiny black stones are placed individually into the substrate along with field grasses. After 1 week of curing, is topped with a mixture of latex and white paint to produce a snowdrift effect. Has raised rock cairns that gives the piece a 3 dimensional component. The artwork is adhered to a backboard and vigorously tested to ensure the stones and vegetation remain in place. Mounted with screws into a rustic, aged and distressed cedar rough cut frame, behind glass with a frosted boarder. Item sold will be the one seen in the photo's.
Comes with a description, a brief history of the medicine wheel, mounting hanger and felt wall protectors (already attached).
Dimensions: 13 3/4" sq. x 1 1/4" deep