Allan Houser⁣ Sacred Rain Arrow⁣ 1988⁣ “The official State

11/19/2021, 3:09:54 PM
Allan Houser⁣ Sacred Rain Arrow⁣ 1988⁣ “The official State of Oklahoma license plate depicts Houser’s Sacred Rain Arrow, one of his most iconic works. The piece was inspired by the pro-civil rights gesture made by African American sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. There, they raised black-gloved fists during the singing of the American national anthem, an action assumed by many to be a Black Power salute. Houser’s original version of the sculpture, carved in ebony, showed a clenched fist, lifted into the air and bearing a truncated bow — a symbol of power, strength, and solidarity with Native struggles. A more detailed bronze of Sacred Rain Arrow, made much later, was a featured work at Salt Lake City’s Olympic Village for the 2002 Winter Games it hosted.”⁣ #artlovers #famousartists #famousart #artlegends #masterpieceart #artmasterpieces #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #allanhouser #sacredrainarrow #20thcenturyart #nativeamerican #nativeamericanheritagemonth #nativeamericansculpture #sculpting #famoussculptures

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