John H. Robinson
Omaha Tribal Building Mural
Macy, Nebraska

 

 

John H. Robinson

John Robinson is from the Umonhon tribe of Nebraska, and is a member of the Hongashenu clan, which is Earth People.  He is a self-taught artist.  Robinson combines his culture and traditional teachings to inspire and reflect his talent of art.  He is particular to using Water Birds (prayer messengers) in his paintings, to honor and respect Wakonda:  THE CREATOR.

Bright colors and speckles make up a form of art he calls Spiritual Visioning, creating an image within the spirit.  Seven symbols are used in various paintings representing the seven chiefs of the Umonhon tribe.  Robinson also ad-mires sacred animals, enjoys old Indian stories, watching sunsets, and going to Pow-Wows.

Robinson has been drawing and painting since child-hood.  He has traveled extensively to various art schools and exhibits.  He has recently gotten into photography and has studied contrast and texture to enhance his ability to capture what he sees on film.  Robinson enjoys working with the process of photography.  "It helps make my art work feel whole as I express it."  Mr. Robinson now resides in Macy, NE and plans to finish college.

Robinson sees art as a part of his life.  "All works of art are good," he says,  "you just have to look within one's self to understand."  "When I look at the natural color of the world," he remarks, "it reminds me that I should show respect and be grateful for all origins of life, for one day it could be taken away."

 


 
 

John H. Robinson
Seekers of Strength
Mural at Sota Iya ye Yapi
Agency Village SD
Sisseston-Wahpeton Reservation
4' x 6'

Black & White Version (left)
 Color Version (right)

 
 
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