Capturing the Hummingbird


Oak, Red Oak, & Cottonwood create the canvas.
Painted with Acrylic Paint.
Created by Nick Maldonado

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There was a Yaqui youth who once watched the Deer Dancers dance for the lenten festivals. Enthralled by the performance, he decided he would become one. The youth went to the medicine man and asked for guidance on his journey, and the man told him of the power of the Hummingbird and it's ability to help its captor with their life goals. Once captured, the hummingbird passed along his power to the youth, who then became the best Deer Dancer there was.

This piece is made as a spiritual retelling of this yaqui story.