Indian Circle Analysis

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Indian Circle is a sculpture made from individual stones. These rocks are not just thrown on the floor and called “art”, they are arranged in a specific pattern, forming a circle triggering thought in the viewer. The colors used in this artwork are natural due to the fact of stones occurring natural in earth: these could be called earth-tones. Different hues of brown are mostly visible, along with some reddish hues. These stones are set out in the open of a large sized room on the floor, nothing else is around or goes with this sculpture. A viewer can walk right up next to this art work. There were not very many tools used, if any to make this piece. The only reason for tools would be to change the shape of a stone. This artwork would be considered conceptual art because the meaning of this piece is “more important” than just stones arranged on the ground. Many questions arise when looking at this such as; what does this mean, is there symbolism, and why is it named Indian circle? I personally feel like this artwork was meant to convey several different feelings or meanings when thinking about the title and how the stones are laid out. It seems to me that being an artist creating a piece …show more content…
I mean that by how Native American Indians would gather for special occasions or for stories in a circle. Usually this would be accompanied by a fire in the center at night, which could be the meaning of the stones in the center of the circle. During special occasions, there are circle dances a lot of times. I’ve seen circle dances myself at a Native American festival and these dances are more than meets the eye, they have cultural and story references. The Medicine wheel is an important part of culture for Native Americans. This structure relates to the Indian circle artwork because they are both made with stones. The medicine wheel has stones in the center of a stone circular outline just as the Indian Circle

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