Minnesota Historical Society

Turtle Shield Wall Hanging

$ 264.95

One-of-a-kind painted leather shield by Cynthia Holmes.

  • Materials: red willow hoop, acrylic paint, commercial leather, tin cones, cotton fabric, guinea hen feathers, turkey feathers, bone / metal / glass beads, artificial sinew
  • Size: 9.5"W x 16"L

Cynthia Holmes's vibrant personality shows through in each of her works. She draws upon her academic art education and cultural Ojibwe heritage to create unique and dynamic pieces, including jewelry, paintings, and 3-d mixed media artwork. 

Cynthia Holmes attended the Minneapolis College of Fine Art & Design, was a Fulbright scholar, and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, She recently retired from over 25 years of teaching American Indian Art at the Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College. Her tribal affiliations are White Earth Ojibwe and St. Croix Ojibwe. She currently resides in Edina, MN. 

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