ART ON SHOW

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AF­TER six-weeks of blood, sweat and tears Gary Wood­field has com­pleted his lat­est art work de­pict­ing the Battle of Lit­tle Bighorn, Fa­tal Ground, Blood On The Grass.

Mr Wood­field worked tire­lessly re­search­ing the his­tory of the battle and work­ing with the North Amer­i­can In­dian Fed­er­a­tion.

“I like to ac­knowl­edge the North Amer­i­can In­dian Fed­er­a­tion Groups for their guid­ance on truth and ac­cu­racy, on such a highly de­bated and dif­fi­cult topic,” Mr Wood­field said.

“The ar­du­ous jour­ney into this chal­leng­ing paint­ing had taken me six hard weeks of Ar­chive re­search and count­less sketches,”

Mr Wood­field said there was a lot of de­tail in get­ting uni­forms and cloth­ing por­trayed cor­rectly.

“I have had in­ter­ested par­ties in Amer­ica in­quire about my lat­est project,” he said.

Battle of Lit­tle Bighorn, Last Stand Hill, June, 25 1876 was where the Lakota’s and Cheyenne war­riors over­whelm Custer’s re­main­ing few sol­diers.

This paint­ing by Mr Wood­field is based en­tirely from a Na­tive Amer­i­can In­dian per­spec­tive, and un­der care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion for each cav­al­ry­man who had fallen.

A lot of hard re­search and de­ter­mi­na­tion has gone into this art­work.

It was cre­ated with sponges, skew­ers and cot­ton buds – no brushes used.

This very sig­nif­i­cant his­tor­i­cal paint­ing will be on dis­play dur­ing Mr Wood­field’s, June-July art ex­hi­bi­tion at the Gin Gin Court­house Gallery.

It is the only known paint­ing in ex­is­tence based on the Mon­tana me­mo­rial bat­tle­field of Lit­tle Bighorn.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

LAST STANCE: Gary Wood­field with his lat­est work ready for show.

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