The Resource True Self

True Self

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True Self
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True Self
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Summary
"True Self," an acrylic and oil crayon on canvas diptych painted by Navajo artist Garrett Etsitty. The two panels are individually titled "Male" and "Female" and reflect a complex series of geometric forms in orange, green, white, yellow, black, and blue on a solid black ground. It is painted in the post-graffiti style popular with this artist. Painting was completed January 2013, and each panel is 55.5" H x 20.75" W. "True Self" consists of two panels, one "Male" and one "Female." The "Male" panel depicts a series of abstract geometric designs on a solid black background. These designs are visually separated into two sections, the top of which illustrates seven feathers radiating outwards from a large orange circle. This is then surrounded by a row of connected triangles of varying sizes. All of these designs are painted in orange, green, white, yellow, or using a black and white motif that is a cross between crosshatching and a herringbone pattern. These forms are then outlined in a yellow border which intentionally drips in several locations. The bottom half of this "Male" panel reflects a series of semicircular geometric patterns made predominately of repeating triangular forms. The colors used are the same as in the top portion of the panel. A stylized male figure in the white and black motif described above is imbedded at the base of on of these semicircular designs. The "Female" panel of "True Self" is almost a mirror of the "Male" panel. Differences include the colors used: yellow instead of orange as the main color as well as borders of green and blue rather than yellow. The large circle of the "Female" panel is yellow rather than orange. At the base of the panel, the semicircular designs are slightly different and feature more white paint rather than black, which is the primary color used in the matching section of the "Male" panel. A stylized female form is imbedded into the semicircular design at the base of the panel, above which there are two small green circles (a feature missing in the "Male" panel). Minor details of blue (triangular spiral forms) also appear in the bottom section of the "Female" panel. Intentional drips of green run down the "Female" panel. The edges of both panels continue the designs on the front surface
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Etsitty, Garrett
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True Self
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Artist Information: Artist is known for intersecting popular techniques and traditional themes and subjects. His work provides examples of the growing post graffiti abstract expressionism in youth culture in Native American art
Dimensions
Each panel is 55.5 in. H x 20.75 in. W. Together they are 55.5 in. H x 41.50 in. W. Canvas is 1.5 in. deep.
Other physical details
Acrylic and oil crayon on canvas;
System control number
(SNM)ART_2013_2_002
Label
True Self
Link
Publication
Note
Artist Information: Artist is known for intersecting popular techniques and traditional themes and subjects. His work provides examples of the growing post graffiti abstract expressionism in youth culture in Native American art
Dimensions
Each panel is 55.5 in. H x 20.75 in. W. Together they are 55.5 in. H x 41.50 in. W. Canvas is 1.5 in. deep.
Other physical details
Acrylic and oil crayon on canvas;
System control number
(SNM)ART_2013_2_002

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