Authors' Pages of the 9th Sphynx
keepers of west and south
Paper, ink, 2006, 18 x 11 cm
Taiowa indians believe that they supreme deiti Tayowa created in the past four sides of the world, four blowing them winds and four animals - keepers. Loon was responsible for north, turtle for east, salmon for west and snake for south. Many indian tribes descended from these keepers.