Forest Has Eyes by Bev Doolittle (artist) Elsie Maclay (writer)
“Artists have magic eyes. They see hidden things, things that look like other things, things that happened long ago. Native Americans have magic eyes, too. They see the spirits of animals and trees. They see that all creatures are related, owl and bear, toad and eagle, trout and elk.”
In The Forest Has Eyes, children are invited to see with their magic eyes the many stories which artist Bev Doolittle layers into her award-winning paintings of Native Americans and the western wilderness. In the painting The Forest Has Eyes, a mountain man passes carefully through Indian territory. He is alone, but he is surrounded by the faces of the Native Peoples, in the stones and in the thick, leafy branched of the forest.
In Spirit of the Grizzly, a young Blackfoot Indian Brave Bear, rides alone searching for his animal guardian spirit, the bear, which will protect him and give him strength. In the dramatic painting which follow Bev shows his vision fulfilled. Experience the world of Bev Doolittle through her highly popular prints, bronzes, and books.
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