Summoning the Helping Spirits
48.0 X 55.5 X 39.5
COLLECTION OF TERRA CAPITAL CORP.
A shaman with a mask-like face is chanting and singing to the spirit world. He is holding a young boy who has been given up for dead. The shaman has been summoned to try to bring the boy back to life. By drumming and singing, the shaman calls on the animals of the air, land, and sea to come to his assistance. He calls on them saying that this young boy has not yet learned what life is all about. He has not been involved with the hunt or heard all the myths and stories. The young boy has gone to the afterlife, traveling through a tunnel toward a bright light. As he traveled through the tunnel, he heard birds, growling bears, and howling wolves, but the steady, constant beat of a drum began to overtake his consciousness. He heard the distant drum, and within the drum he heard his own heartbeat. The drum and the heartbeat became louder and louder. He began to be drawn back to the source of the drumbeat and soon he was returned to the world of the living.