1491 - Bunky Echo-Hawk Artist Series Bat
Artist Notes: "I often use this number, the year before columbus arrived in this hemisphere, as a reminder that our culture once had 100% fluency and societal balance. To me, it is a goal to restore our communities to that level of health. This is another ode to Mose Yellowhorse, but with abstract and Pawnee symbology and color. Itʼs in honor of his Pawnee culture." - Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee/Yakama)
These bats were painted live at Warstic's 2018 Tulsa Sandlot game. A portion of the auction proceeds will go to the American Indian Stic Warriors Fund, and used to benefit the Mose YellowHorse Memorial Field in Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Currently residing in Pawnee, Bunky Echo-Hawk is an internationally known visual artist whose work is featured in gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the U.S. and overseas. Widely collected, his paintings are held in numerous private, public, corporate, non-profit and Tribal collections. He has worked with Nike, serving as the Design Consultant for the Nike N7 line since 2011, and recently partnered with Pendleton Woolen Mills to create a blanket for the American Indian College Fund. Through his art and strategic partnerships, he has aided in raising millions of dollars for Indian Country.
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