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Pajama Top Motif by Steven Deo

Steven Deo (Creek-Yuchi, b. 1956)

PAJAMA TOP MOTIF (and the Vision of Assimilation) 1994
Oil on canvas 31" x 23"

"Identity and identifying with certain symbols and entities whether cultural or from the mainstream are the human aspects which we deal with every day. I am a Giants fan yet I am a Native American. I love baseball yet I am a Native American. I love powwows yet I am from another diverse Native tradition . . . . Through the process of this painting the image began to evoke in me a memory of something long ago that is still the fabric of my being...thus the pajama top motif.."