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SOLEMN GRACE artworks by Lino Martinez

Standing on Earth , Lino Martinez, 44" x 30" mixed media, 2011, 

Standing on Earth, Lino Martinez, 44" x 30" mixed media, 2011, 

While exploring his own ancestral background, Martinez discovered the magnificence of the First Nations of the United States. Solemn Grace is a testament to his deep fascination with delving into the lineages of the countless peoples who inhabit our nation. Martinez' became intrigued by the solemn demeanor of the peoples of Wichita, Apache, Nunivak, Hesquiaht, Sioux, and Ojibwe descent. Within each of the artworks that comprise Solemn Grace, he captures the dignified refinement and delicate grace of the various people he portraits, rendering his subjects magnificent in an effort to communicate the often-forgotten diversity of the First Nations. 

Curated by Erika Hirugami, MAAB., Founder and CEO at CuratorLove
In partnership with  Rosanna Esparza Ahrens at Tonalli Studio.

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