I am going to do three things today…
1. Stretch and gesso a large canvas in order to do a portrait of my late sister
2. Contact my friend Joy about scanning the photos of the Jesuits she owns who befriended her people, the Hunkpapa Sioux.
3. Begin another Ghost Dance
Before Christine Rosamond Benton became a famous artist, she wanted to be my Muse. She saw me render beautiful images of my girlfriends. That no artist painted a portrait of Rosamond, is an astounding oversight that will end.
Joy was my last attempt to have a girlfriend. She is kin to Chief Gall and John Grass, two Sioux Chiefs that were at the center of the Ghost Dance, and fought Custer at Wounded Knee Montana. Joy and her sister own the ritual wear of their tribe. I have dined with these outstanding people. I have beheld the treasure trove…
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