The Fluteplayer (Kokopelli)

Kokopelli, the mysterious, humpbacked fluteplayer of the American Southwest, has been a sacred figure to Native Americans since prehistoric times. Fertility symbol, rain priest, roving minstrel and trader, hunting magician, and trickster, Kokopelli was painted and carved on rock walls and boulders from the time of the Anasazi, the Ancient Ones, to the 1700′s.

The white outline of the Fluteplayer was molded using acrylic paint, and stands substantially elevated (approx. 3 mm) over already strong texture of the painting.

(1) Recommended further reading: Dennis Slifer & James Duffield “Kokopelli, flute player images in rock art”, 1994

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