"Old Big Arrangment"
An approximate re-creation of a medicine wheel formation near to Majorville Alberta, known as "Omahkiyaahkohtoohp" which is Blackfoot for "Old Big Arrangement". It features a 9 m. diameter central cairn, with 28 radiating spokes enclosed within a 28 m. diameter ring. There is a large boulder placed between the main formation and a crescent shape of 7 rocks producing alignments with the central cairn. If the crescent and boulder are viewed as the moon and morning star, it shares a configuration used by many cultures throught the world, with the central cairn representing the sun. Numerous rock groupings and marker rocks in the area surrounding it suggest several solar alignments.
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, natural colored stones are placed individually into the substrate along with dried basil as vegetation and blended hobby turf. After 1 week of curing, is sprayed with a clear adhesive. Has a raised rock cairn that gives the piece a 3 dimensional component. The artwork is adhered to a backboard and vigorously tested to ensure the stones, vegetation and turf remain in place. Mounted with screws in a rustic, aged and distressed cedar rough cut frame, behind glass with a frosted boarder. Comes with a description, a brief history of the medicine wheel, mounting hanger and felt wall protectors (already attached). Item sold will be the one seen in the photo's.
Dimensions: 13 3/4" sq. x 1 1/4" deep