Copper Plate Etching “The Healers”

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Helen Hardin, Santa Clara Pueblo Painter
  • Category: Prints
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: etching
  • Size:
    6-1/2” x 5” image;
    13” x 9-3/4” paper;
    14-1/2” x 12-5/8” framed
  • Item # C3943C
  • Price: $3,000.00

Photo of Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce. Image Source:  the photo copies (of original polaroid’s) of Helen Hardin appear courtesy of the photographer.Tewa Pueblo legend states that bears have the power to heal.  They are considered medicine men.  Santa Clara Pueblo artist Helen Harden drew three arched bears in this etching for which she named it “The Healers.”  The bears are in the curved style made famous by San Ildefonso potter, Tony Da.  Each bear stands on a triangular pedestal. 

The etching was printed in shades of brown on Rosapina paper.  The printing was started on March 22, 1980 and completed on April 1, 1980.  It was published in an edition of 55 copies.  This is #20/55. 

This image was used as the front cover art on the January 2019 Journal of the American Psychological Association.  It was a special issue on healing.

 

Condition: appears to be in original condition

Provenance: the Copper Plate Etching “The Healers” is from the estate of a former client from Colorado

Recommended Reading: Changing Woman: The Life and Art of Helen Hardin by Jay Scott

Photo of Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce. Image Source: the photo copies (of original polaroid's) of Helen Hardin appear courtesy of the photographer.

Relative Links: Helen HardinSanta Clara PuebloPablita VelardeNative American symbolsNative American PaintingsTony DaSan Ildefonso Puebloetching

Helen Hardin, Santa Clara Pueblo Painter
  • Category: Prints
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: etching
  • Size:
    6-1/2” x 5” image;
    13” x 9-3/4” paper;
    14-1/2” x 12-5/8” framed
  • Item # C3943C
  • Price: $3,000.00

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