Linocuts

Kennawash Linocut

The linocut "Kennawash" is based on a series of oil paintings to honor the original members of Chief Rocky Boy's band of Ojibwe and Little Bear's band of Cree. John Well-Off-Man used the same processes as in painting, but with sensitivity to the media to emphasize the special effects of linocut printing.

"Kennawash", linocut, 2001, 22" x 30", limited edition of 50, price: $450 plus shipping & handling; sales tax may apply.


Buffalo Linocut

With "60,000,000 Buffalo" John Well-Off-Man wanted to emphasize the beauty of these majestic animals, to remind the viewer there were once 60,000,000 to 100,000,000 buffalo in this country. His linocut "60,000,000 Buffalo" reminds people how drastically the buffalo has been reduced, that even to this day, the buffalo is just as beautiful and they will always be that way.

"60,000,000 Buffalo", linocut, 2001, 15 1/2" x 23 1/4" , limited edition of 25.


Bison Linocut

"Bison", linocut, 2001, 11 1/2" x 15 1/2" (28 1/2 x 39 cm), limited edition of 50.


Buffalo and Feeding Hand Linocut

The linocut "Not to be Sold or Exchanged" depicts a buffalo at a ranch in Loma, Montana. The hand belongs to a tourist woman trying to feed him. (I actually observed this scene in summer 2001.) This print shows the tragic fate of most of today's buffalo: they are held as livestock behind fences or offered as game in so-called "buffalo hunts." The image also shows that people have lost their respect for these wild and proud animals and mistake them as pets they can feed and caress. The scene is also symbolic. The image can be considered as metaphor for the life of many Native Americans who were made dependent on social services (food stamps, welfare, etc.) of the dominant white society after 400 years of colonialism and discrimination. Like buffalo behind fences, Indians were not able to live their traditional life and to support themselves after their land was taken away. Their main food source and foundation of life - the buffalo - was also nearly exterminated by white people.

"Not to be Sold or Exchanged", linocut, 2006, 28" x 22", trial proof, price: $450 plus shipping & handling; sales tax may apply


In the Spirit of the Horse 1

"In the Spirit of the Horse #1", 2010, linocut, 7" x 9", edition of 1, private collection


In the Spirit of the Horse 2

"In the Spirit of the Horse #2", 2010, linocut, 10" x 13", edition of 1, private collection



Porcupine

"Porcupine", 2012, linocut, 12 1/2" x 14 1/2" (framed), edition of 1, price: $175 plus shipping & handling; sales tax may apply.



Armadillo

"Armadillo2", 2012, linocut, 12 1/2" x 14 1/2" (framed), edition of 1, price: $175 plus shipping & handling; sales tax may apply.



Skunk

"Skunk", 2012, linocut, 12 1/2" x 14 1/2 (framed)", edition of 1, price: $175 plus shipping & handling; sales tax may apply.



Dragonfly

"Dragonfly", 2012, linocut, 12 1/2" x 14 1/2" (framed), edition of 1, price: $175 plus shipping & handling; sales tax may apply.



Ladybug

"Ladybug", 2012, linocut, 14 1/2" x 12 1/2" (framed), edition of 1, price: $175 plus shipping & handling; sales tax may apply.





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