Name: Heyókȟa

Category: Photography

Material: Hahnemühle photo on dibond

Dimensions: 120 x 80 cm

Date: 2012-2021

A photo of me and Nena, both wanting to go different ways. Trusting Nena as she knows what’s best for me. I named this peace Heyókȟa, after the sacred clowns of the Sioux. The Heyókȟa is thought of as being backwards-forwards, upside-down, or contrary in nature. This manifests by their doing things backwards or unconventionally—riding a horse backwards, wearing clothes inside-out, or speaking in a backwards language.

The heyókȟa symbolizes and portrays many aspects of sacred beings, they ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say.

Paard Verzameld Art Challenge 20 – JUXTAPOSITION.