Lakota Crafters "Comrades of Victory" Painting by Merle Locke
Merle Locke, Lakota artist, again captures the "warrior spirit" in this colorful expression in acrylics on canvas. A warrior's headdress with feathers of brave exploits and victories is the central feature. The tatanka (buffalo) symbolize strength, sustenance and hope, along with the dragonfly representing life faces, complete the artists unique piece. The entire background reflects the environs of the artist's homeland.