i don't generally post someone else's art (of any kind) unless i can attribute it--give the artist credit. But i came across the work below a few days ago. A long closed store in town opened their doors, trying to sell off remaining stock. Like many small town stores it had an eclectic mix of necessities, jewelry and art.
The work is pencil (part color, but the dominating eagle at top is just sketched in regular lead, maybe unfinished?) It is on a 15"in high X 27 1/2" wide piece of sheet-rock. The owner of store could not remember anything about the local artist who made it. In the lower right corner there are Initials that are hard to decipher (DA? PA? DO? PO?) and '95 so we at least know it was made 21 years ago.
It took the whole $20 i'd planned on spreading over several local sales that day, but it called to me, arousing feelings and questions about the artist's intent. i could not bear the thought of it being shut up again (the doors of that store had not been opened for 17 yrs), or worse--discarded to clean out the building for a buyer.
The Stars and Stripes teepee front center is a no-brainer, the local tribes are very proud of their military veterans. (Especially the Navajo Code-Talkers of WWII), but that Eagle....it could have more than one meaning i think. What say you?
Also, i'd like to protect it but glass doesn't seem right...when i can afford a custom frame (would need to be to support the weight) i'd want it to be kind of rustic looking not polished wood. Any suggestions on best clear coat that could protect the image as it is now, stop any deterioration. would be appreciated.