Carson Waterman, Seneca Nation Snipe Clan, is from Cattaruagus Reservation. Waterman's paintings combine realism with abstracted symbols to form complex compositions that reflect on his Iroquois experience. In this print he is focusing on the headdress or gustoweh of a male dancer. The upright eagle feather surrounded by turkey feathers bounces and swirls, contributing to the motion of the dancer at a competition. Original painted in 2007. Available as a print in 2013 and signed by the artist. Print 18"X24"
Waterman considers himself contributing to the cultural survival of his people through his art. He attended the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland where he later became an instructor. A number of his large paintings have been exhibited in the mezzanine of the Iroquois Indian Museum since 1996. Carson has been represented at the Smithsonian, Museum of the American, NYS Museum, and Ganondagan Historical Site.