Shaman means medicine man or woman in ancient cultures. They often used medicinal herbs and remedies as healing agents. Here, the title reflects the power of the flora in hilly regions like that featured here - the Santa Ynez mountains and bluffs of Santa Barbara, CA. They provide the structural substrate necessary for geological stability. When foliage is lost after wildfires, like those common in this area due to climate change-induced droughts, landslides and erosion of the topsoil can occur. The massive mudslides of 2017 in the SB/Montecito area was a direct result of this phenomenon. The large structural feature at the top of the painting is symbolic of both the midcentury-modern California Rancho architecture of the area, and of the plant-enabled structure critical for stability in these biomes.
The original was painted with acrylic, gouache, watercolor, ink and pencil on canvas (pictured in last listing image).
- This is an archival print of the original painting. - Each print is signed on the front. - Frame and mat are NOT included. - All of my Noelle's prints are produced with professional art materials including pigment-based inks and archival Somerset Velvet fine art paper. -In order to keep your print in great condition it is important to frame with archival materials (mats, backing board, etc.), keep out of direct sunlight, and UV glass if you really want to go all-out!
Width is 11" x 14" - Paper is larger than the listed size, as there is a ~1.25" white border around the actual image to enable easier matting, or float mounting to display the deckled edges of the paper. - Image itself is shrunk down ~1/4" from size listed to expose signature line when matted or framed in the corresponding standard sized mat/frame.