Native American people believe strongly in the medicine that we get from the animal spirits. The spirit of an animal teaches us lessons about life that we need to learn.
The parrot was seen as a guardian associated with the direction of the south, as well as a symbol of summertime, fertility, and healing. They are also seen as a symbol of the sun. This powerful image created by Hopi artist Dalton James depicts stylized parrots as they surround a colorful medicine wheel in a 8" long x 10" wide matted print.
Dalton James is a self-taught artist from Hopi Pueblo, and is a member of the Tobacco Clan from the village of Hotevilla in northeastern Arizona.