Pronghorn Antelope: Emerging from the Spirit series

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JOE CAJERO

“Pronghorn Antelope: Emerging from the Spirit series”

16″ L x 21 1/2″ H x 7 1/2″ W
Bronze

The Pronghorn Antelope is the beginning of the Emerging from Spirit Series. It explores the relationship between the Pueblo people and wildlife and the ceremonies that honor them.

The Antelope has images carved onto his body. The circles increasing in size represent the evolution of the Antelope?s soul. On the other shoulder blade is a segmented circle; this represents the soul that gives the antelope guidance during the experience of its lifetime. On the hindquarters are the Moon, the Star and the Sun. We can draw the analogy of the Moon representing the Mother, the Star representing the Child, and the Sun representing the Father. Lastly, an arrowhead on the other hindquarter represents the Pueblo hunters.