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A Place in the Woods, Franz Brown, Large Paintings 2003-2010 By Franz K Brown
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Artist Franz Brown began painting large pictures after his arrival in western South Dakota in 2003. Here is a collection of some of his paintings 2x3 ft and larger. Although consisting mostly of... More > landscapes from the Black Hills (SD) there are also scenes from other states such as Wisconsin, New York and California.< Less
Christmas Show 2010: Golden West Telecommunications Company By Franz Brown
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This is a catalog of Christmas and landscape paintings by Franz Brown (John Falstaff) presented in a show by Golden West Telecommunications Company (GWTC), Hot Springs, South Dakota. Brown has been... More > seen around the world in a series of Christmas paintings by Tom Browning. Less familiar to his fans is the fact that he does his own Santa Claus paintings, a few of which are shown here. Brown is also currently working on a series of paintings of the Black Hills (SD) and some of these are also being shown. This show is at the GWTC offices during December 2010.< Less
A Nebraska Sketchbook, Pastel Paintings by Mary Louise Brown By Franz Karl Brown
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Mary Louise Brown (b.1921) came to Nebraska in the early 1980s. After caring for her husband (well known movie poster illustrator Reynold Brown) she restarted her own artistic career in about 1981.... More > Since her arrival in Nebraska she has completed over 1250 paintings in pastel. Perhaps the most important of these works are her series of paintings for her Nebraska Sketchbook, over 500 works in which she quickly brings to life scenes around her home in western Nebraska. This book presents about 20 of Brown's sketches in this 26 page brochure.< Less
A Forest for the Trees: Paintings and Photographs By Franz Karl Brown
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A set of thirteen large paintings depicting the various forest environments of the Black Hills in South Dakota. This series of paintings was done by Franz Brown under the name John Falstaff to... More > promote an appreciation for and understanding of the forest environment. This book is similar to the other Forest for the Trees book by Brown, however it includes more images showing various aspects of the production of the paintings including photographs made to support the project as well as thumbnails showing stages in some painting completions. Very little in the way of words is used, it being Brown's intention to emphasize the importance of visual elements (as opposed to words) to provide information.< Less
A Forest for the Trees By Franz Karl Brown
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The Black Hills are in western South Dakota. Most visitors go to the famous tourist destination, Mt Rushmore, but never go to see the forest. In his show, Franz Brown presented intimate views of... More > various forest environments of the Black Hills with a goal of encouraging appreciation for and protection of the forest environment. This book contains reproductions of the thirteen paintings completed as of July 2010.< Less
Shadow World Voices: The Yuwipi Figures of the Lakota Medicine Man, Woptuha By Franz K Brown
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Color photography of wotawe, the amulets, charms and talismans made by Woptuha, an important Lakota medicine man of the late 1800s. Emphasis here on the wotawe used in the Yuwipi ceremony. Most of... More > the wotawe here are figures used in the Yuwipi ceremony. This was developed by Woptuha and was a ceremony of healing and finding. The figures give the appearance of a medicine man who has had his arms bound behind him. He was then covered with a blanket and then a rope was tied around him binding him further. Many of the heads represent various animals such as buffalo, elk, rabbits and moose. Some have special added features such as stones and rattlesnake tails. Others have symbols attached such as plants or heart shapes.< Less
Talking to Spirits: Talismanic Relics of the Lakota Medicine Man, Woptuha By Franz K Brown
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Color photography of wotawe, the amulets, charms and talismans made by Pte He Woptuha (Chips 1836-1916), powerful medicine man (wicasa wakan) and religious leader of the Lakota Buffalo Nation... More > (Sioux). Thousands of these powerful objects crafted by Woptuha used by the Lakota to gain the protection and help of the spirit world in matters of life, love and war. They were created to gain the help and favors of Wakantanka (the Great Spirit), the Thunder Beings and the many animals of the Lakota world. They were important in ceremonies as well as everyday activities. Works include those made for important chiefs such as Crazy Horse and Red Cloud. These objects were kept hidden since the late 1800s to prevent their destruction during a period of cultural and religious suppression. They were first made available to be seen by non-Lakota in 2005. This series is the first publication of these objects; almost all are in private Lakota collections and are of great cultural and artistic significance.< Less
Thunder Visions: The Crazy Horse Wotawe of the Lakota Medicine Man Woptuha By Franz K Brown
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Color photography of wotawe, the amulets, charms and talismans made by Pte He Woptuha (Chips 1836-1916), powerful medicine man (wicasa wakan) and religious leader of the Lakota Buffalo Nation... More > (Sioux). Focus on the wotawe made for Crazy Horse by his cousin and friend of Woptuha. Crazy Horse used wotawe throughout his life. This set includes some objects associated with the dreams of Crazy Horse, a few of the ear stones and heart stones used for protection in combat and horse raids and some used in Crazy Horses courtship and association with Black Buffalo Woman. Also presented are items used in the healing of Crazy Horse after he was shot in the face by No Water. The last section of the book presents those items used in the various burials of Crazy Horse and presents the stories of those burials based on stories handed down by Woptuha to his descendants. Woptuha was present at the death of Crazy Horse at Fort Robinson, Nebraska and assisted the family in the preparation of the body for burial.< Less
Wicasa Pejuta: Herbal Wotawe of the Lakota Medicine Man Woptuha By Franz K Brown
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Color photography of wotawe, the amulets, charms and talismans made by Pte He Woptuha, an important Lakota medicine man of the late 1800s. With attention on the wotawe with representations of... More > plants. Many plants were used by the Lakota for healing and other purposes. (One student of the culture, Father Eugene Buechel (1874-1954), identified and collected almost 300 plants of consequence to the Lakota.) This group of wotawe consists primarily of those with plant representations. The plants generally show a stem, a flower and a few leaves. These may serve as clues to what plant is indicated. Most are attached to a representation of a left hand facing forward indicating healing. The representations go from single petaled to multiple, up to 20. Unusual leaves, plant shapes and a few fungi are also represented.< Less
Shunke Wakan: Horse Wotawe of the Lakota Medicine Man, Woptuha By Franz K Brown
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Color photography of wotawe, the amulets, charms and talismans made by Pte He Woptuha, an important Lakota medicine man of the late 1800s. This set directs attention to the wotawe that include the... More > horse as an element Horses were perhaps the most beneficial things that were “given” to the Plains Indians by the white man. Moving northward from Mexico horses entered Nebraska and the Dakotas about the same time that the Lakota people entered from the East. They were called Shunke Wakan (mysterious or holy dogs) and later Tashunke. Horses took on the highly significant role of messenger or representative of the Thunder Beings. The observational skills of Woptuha are reflected in the various stances of the horses and their coloration. The use of special markings to identify particular horses and their owners is also indicated. In this book are a few of Woptuha’s wotawe that incorporated the horse.< Less