With an original Kirby Sattler
painting selling for at least five digit figures, and his limited edition giclee prints running in the high hundreds, owning a piece of Kirby Sattler art has been beyond the reach of many, until now. Finally, the wonderful art of Kirby Sattler is available in an affordable open run art poster or mini art print!
This open run art print titled Blue Fire
is available in two sizes. The mini print is 6.5" x 6.5" and the art poster is 18 x 17 inches. Print sizes represent the size of the image, not including borders.
With the deliberate precision given to each work, Kirby Sattler produces a very limited number of paintings each year.
This item can be shipped internationally, but additional postage may be needed. If this is the case, we will notify you once we receive your order.
The man in this painting is wearing an eagle bone whistle. The tibula bone of an eagle wing is used for this sacred whistle. It is attached to a buckskin cord and usually tipped with a white plume feather from the breast of a golden eagle.
They were used in the Sun Dance and some Grass Dances. The sound of the eagle bone whistle can be heard by the Great Spirit (Wakan Takan). These whistles are considered very sacred and to blow them for any other purpose would not be respectful.
In the Cherokee language, the color blue represents saddness or defeat. In some other tribes, blue symbolized failure, disappointment, or unsatisfied desire. To say "they shall never become blue" expressed the belief that they would never fail in anything they undertook.
In love charms, the lover figuratively covered himself with red and prayed that his rival would become entirely blue and walk in a blue path. "He is entirely blue, " approximates the meaning of the common English phrase, "He feels blue. "The blue spirits lived in the North.