Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Relator to the Earth
  • C. Yazzie
  • Relator to the Earth, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • sand, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 33.5 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 13 3/16 x 7 1/4 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0303

Single human-like figure with arms spread wide and slightly bent. Rectangular white head and neck. Light brown body outlined with grey, dark brown skirt with grey detail. Figure has a yellow plant on proper right side of head and two yellow projections and two orange earring-like lines from head. It wears a dark brown necklace and has two black chevrons on abdomen. Two orange lines from bent elbows and three light brown lines below wrists. Hands each hold a yellow stick-like object. Brown line across abdomen with three downward pointing lines on either side. Two black lines across either leg, near the knee. Feet seem to be represented with three lines.

Light natural field.

Currently framed in dark brown wood with black detail.