Young Man Before Leadership

Medium: Acrylic on canvas, 24x36 inches

Painted at Rapid Lake Indian Reserve, Autumn 2001

Collection of Jim E.

This is the tail end of the Woodland Men series which also featured: The Nahmiwan Boys, the portraits of the paratroopers, and assorted magic men in ritual. Young Man Before Leadership is going to be the last of the series. The young men depicted in these paintings are dressed for the carnival, the pow, and the young ladies...

They have time to dress, keeping their own hands on the fashion strings, playing with freedom.

Copyright & copy; 2001-2002 Mark Seabrook