Our collection for your consideration continues to evolve as our artists find inspiration and create new works. Their inspiration comes from many facets of their experiences and emotions.
Our talented Mitch Caster finds inspiration in Colorado landscapes, animals and people. Mitch has painted the local Native American POW WOW’s that provide the community an opportunity to share their stories, beliefs and beautiful culture. Caster captures an intensity of movement and color with the eye of observation. We are able to find a connection to ourselves and others through the eyes of Mitch’s incredible talent.
Read history. Immersing oneself deeper into the past of a culture creates a level of understanding that makes the experience of enjoying and relating to a painting that much more intense. Recently, I read about the position of a woman in the Cherokee nation. When I read this, I had to remember is a historic account of an observation of the 1700’s. This culture was ever resilient, as they had to relocate west from their ancestral grounds.
“According to tribal history, Cherokee people have existed since time immemorial. Our oral history extends back through the millennia. It’s recorded that our first European contact came in 1540 with Hernando DeSoto’s exploration of the southeastern portion of our continent.” https://cherokee.org/About-The-Nation/History
Women in Cherokee society were equal to men. They could earn war titles and sit on counsels. The Clan’s kinship followed the mother’s side of the family. The children grew up in the Mother’s house and it was the duty of the Uncle on the Mother’s side to teach the children how to hunt, fish and perform certain tribal duties. Women cared for children, cooked, tended the home, weaved, tanned hides and many other tasks for the community. The girls learned by example how to be warriors, healers, tell the oral stories, trade and dance. They became the mothers and wives that were the core of the Cherokee Nation.
Mitch Caster’s gives us the opportunity to peek into his experience at the Pow wow. We can appreciate his genius in the medium, take in the history and fully spend a moment in awe of the subject, history and beauty. One may never tire looking at the masterful use of color, the content and the history. His work is an asset to your home.