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Living with the Ancient Stories
  • Lillian Pitt
    born 1943
    born: Warm Springs, Oregon, United States
  • Living with the Ancient Stories, 2004
  • Native Perspectives on the Trail: A Contemporary American Indian Art Portfolio
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Paper Type: BFK Rives
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 405 x 502 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 15/16 x 19 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 509 x 406 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20 1/16 x 16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2005.0082.12

Four scenes drawn with sienna lines. There are lighter sienna figures and geometric motifs in the background.

Top left: Full length abstracted figure with a pipe has four “v” shapes on its chest. There is a bird bottom center and a four legged animal. There are dots in the background and the scene is inside a rectangle.

Top right: Three figures are inside a rectangle. Two larger with a smaller figure in-between. The first figure is shown, then three dots, then the smaller figure, then two dots, then the third larger figure. The two larger figures are holding hands and the third figure holds hands with a figure outside the rectangle.

Bottom left: Square scene open on the right side. A figure with a fish tale instead of feet lies horizontally with two arched lines above it. The top line has vertical lines (like eyelashes). There is an “x” below the figure.

Bottom right: Rectangle open at the bottom. Figure with a swirl for a head and vertical lines coming out at the top. The arms are holding arrows pointing toward the figure. Dots are connected along the body.