Black Elk: Homage to the Great Spirit
TITLE: Black Elk: Homage to the Great Spirit
ARTIST: Marshall M. Fredericks
ABOUT: This sculpture depicts the Oglala Sioux medicine man Black Elk as he prays for his and all people. He grasps the sacred peace pipe, which was used as means of communication with the Great Spirit, and points it upward from his heart to the heart of God, gazing skyward with a reclining buffalo at his feet.
The sculpture is on long-term loan from the Scott Seligman Family Foundation.
LOCATION: Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan