DescriptionNative 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.
Because the turtle can be found in areas where there is water, it is symbolic of the water and its life-giving properties. This image depicts four turtles swimming in water. On the turtle's backs and surrounding image are traditional Hopi symbols for rain and water. 8 x 10 double-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.