THE SHAMAN 2017-07-29T18:52:10+00:00

Project Description

All these indigenous old cultures had a Shaman.

The Shamans were the intermediaries between the mortals and the gods. They had special powers and they could cure people and I thought that this would be an appropriate piece to make.

Thomas Long

The Shaman by Thomas Long - detail

I always apply the gold leaf first and this piece has twenty-four carrot gold on its sleeves and headboard and then eighteen carrot gold on the face, the arms and the feet. Some authentic mummy beads from Egypt I used as necklaces to add some authenticity to the piece. That is the kind of details that I like to do. I used some Indian wampum that a scout leader who was a Cherokee gave me. I thought it was an appropriate thing to use on this particular piece.

The Shaman explained by Thomas Long