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A tribal council was, and is, an association of Native American bands or the governing body for certain tribes and are generally formed along regional or ethnic lines. In council, decisions were reached by consensus, but youth acknowledged the wisdom and experience of their elders.
The ceremonial staff with feathers both signals this mediator’s role and imbues him with the necessary gravitas to shoulder the responsibilities of the task.
Howard Terpning’s Council Mediator is the 5th of his Gold and Silver award-winning, mixed media, pencil or charcoal works published by the Greenwich Workshop. The others, including Guarding the Lodge, The Spectators, Profile in Wisdom and Council Regalia are long sold out and rarely found on the secondary market.
Terpning’s success in this category, 10 major awards in all, is due to his approach to each of these as significant works of art in size, effort and content. They reveal the masterful drawing ability and approach to values that underpins all of his painted work.
This MasterWork Giclee Paper Edition, at over 38" tall, is a dominant work of art. Produced as a museum quality Giclée on a 315g, 100% cotton rag paper with a velvet surface, Council Mediator is a unique piece for any Terpning collector, as well as a stand-alone, commanding centerpiece for a living room or office.