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Catalog Number 2009.04.02
Object Name Mural
Description This mural is of Palo Duro Canyon, located in north Texas. The sky is baby blue. There are black scissortail birds flying above. The canyon is painted red, light brown, dark brown and yellow and green light blue. The scissortail birds are perched on the top edge of the canyon. On the bottom of the canyon there are plants, flowers, and cactus. There are blue and white rivers and streams, branches from the trees are painted brown.
This mural covers the whole hallway just outside the colleges gymnasium. The title, (image 2) is located on the north side next to a window.
Artist Tim Saupitty
Collection Comanche Nation College
Search Terms Acrylic Panting
Tim Saupitty
Palo Duro Canyon
Title Tuk- Huno Deep Ckeek Palo Duro Canyon
Medium Acrylic Paint
Inscription Text Tux-Huno Deep Ckeek Palo Duro Canyon Tim Saupitty 2009
Inscription Location Left side of room first W
Received as Purchase
Notes Tim Saupitty said when the Comanche Nation College President asked him to do a mural for the college he revealed to me that on the fourth day before he was going to do the mural he did not know what to paint. After he painted the Medicine Bluff they asked him to do this mural and he agreed but he didn't know what to paint and still didn't know what to paint at the time. Then when he went to sleep he had a dream. He was standing at the bottom of the Palo Duro Canyon and he saw scissor tail birds surrounding him they would fly and attack each other falling to the ground fighting and then they would split up and fly back up before they hit the ground. The scissor tail would fly back and forth doing that and some perched on the top of the canyon would look right at him. When he woke up and starting to draw what he seen. In the morning he went to the college and beginning to paint. It took him 3 to 4 days to paint the mural of the canyon. He painted the whole room of what he saw.