Description Fancy Shawl Dancer sales are contributed to the Olvera Valenzuela Memorial Scholarship at the University of Arizona.On April 14, 2007 I attended the 8th Cornell University Powwow in Barnes Hall and photographed from the spectator area.The dancer's name is Elizabeth Hoover. In her own words, 'I am Mohawk and Mi'kmaq, and I grew up in Knox NY, west of Albany. I did all the sewing and beading for the outfit, and have been dancing for the past 17 years.' The Fancy Shawl Dance represents movements of a butterfly. It features intricate movement and spinning to show off the fringe of the colorful fancy shawl. The dancer strives to appear to be 'floating on air.' The shawl should stretch from hand to hand, as seen here the shawl covers her hands.
Michael Stephen Wills, Ithaca, New York Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement My photographic style centers on the use of natural light to visualize emotion and evoke memory. The evolution of my style began early in the year 2002, with an imperative to capture personal and fleeting memories.
My son and I traveled to New York City, to view the first Saint Patrick's Day parade after September 11, 2001. My work from that parade was so successful and satisfying (see "New York Fire Department, Saint Patrick's Day 2002") I just never stopped.
In the years since, I have discovered creation techniques similar to an artist painting on canvas. For example: view my Fine Art print "Cochise Dawn". It is from a 64 megapixel image. This means the closer you gaze, the more detail and surprises are revealed.
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