Artist: Lyle Logan (Deer Clan), Seneca Nation
Description of Buffalo: The piece is representative of the "Western Door" or the Seneca Nation, a Native Nation of the Haudenosaunee also known as the Iroquois Confederacy. Design work is Seneca themed and incorporates elements from earth designs to celestial depictions.
The "back bone" of the Buffalo is adorned with the "Two Row Wampum". Translating the concepts of people living together in peaceful and respectful relationships as "Good Neighbors".
The buffalo is approximately 18" long and 12" high and made of terra cotta.
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Artist Bio: Nation/Clan: Seneca Nation/Deer Clan
Graphite drawings with emphasis on portraits, animals and nature; watercolors and acrylic paintings; graphic designs for companies, organizations and sports teams and events; tattoo designs; wood burning and carving; traditional craft work (ie. Medicine masks and turtle rattles)
Logan received some formal art training from R.I.T. majoring in Medical Illustration/Fine Art and at Columbus Community College with classes in Graphic Design. He has exhibited his work at the NYS Fair through the Six Nation Agricultural Society; at the SNI Allegany Library and at Tonawanda Reservation Historical Society Art Exhibits. Logan presented his work at the Artists Demonstrators tent at the SNI Fall Festival and won 1st place at that events Art show.
Logan's work has been displayed at the Allegany Casino and has sold work to and exhibited work at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum.
Logan is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation where he has been practicing his artistic craft for approximately 25+ years. He has cultivated a sincere interest in producing artwork in a variety of medias that exemplifies his cultural and traditional upbringing and that is reflective of such in the subject matter of his work. At this point in his artistic career, he has a determined motivation to be able to produce something not only positive and aesthetically pleasing but he contributes back to his Native community through the use of his artistic abilities.
Logan's goals are being able to successfully reinforce the proud legacy of our Native people by producing some of the best artwork possible representing the rich heritage of the Haudenosaunee.