Marvin Swallow / Tasunke Eyoyanpa
Chief Marvin Swallow, Sundance and ceremonial Chief in the Lakota tradition, roadman of the Native American Church, travels nationwide along with his Japanese wife Water Woman Hiroko Matsuda-Swallow, to share their traditions and ceremonies. Swallow paints "images of time before and after the moment", whispering sacred stories of the beauty and mystery of creation. What has emerged through his art is a unique and powerful contribution to the growing genre of Sacred Art. The body of his work explores timeless themes of the Lakota ceremonial way of life, offering profound picto-poetic narratives from the deep spiritual heart of the indigenous Native American culture in its modern expression.