Arrival - Original Print
This painting, "Arrival," depicts the ancient inverted crescent symbol in the form of a spaceship representing the arrival of the Spanish and the history of colonization and intermixing with Indigenous cultures in the Southwest. Descending from both Spanish and mixed Indigenous ancestry, I explore the complexities of my identity, culture, and history.
The history of the crescent symbol dates back to ancient cultures around the world, including the Moors. They utilized the symbol as a talisman for protection and attached it to the bridles of their horses to ward off the evil eye. The symbol was later introduced to the Southwest of the United States by Spanish. The inverted crescent became part of the Southwest's unique cultural heritage and was incorporated into traditional Spanish and Native American jewelry, such as the Navajo squash blossom necklace, where the symbol became known as the "Naja." The crescent symbol is often interpreted as a symbol of fertility, with the center representing a child in the womb
Each print is hand-signed, dated, and printed by Ken Fury.
This print is made with archival inkjet inks on museum-grade Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm Matte Fine Art paper that is 100% cotton, acid-free, and durable.
8.5 x 11 inches.
13 x 19 inches.