Spirit Feather



Mixed Media - Encaustic, Photography, collage on foam core & wood
40" x 30" x 2"

​Artist – Deprise Brescia

​Bird feathers are very sacred to Native American culture.  It is considered a high honor to receive a feather as a gift.  Embellished feathers are often given as a gift of friendship.  A spirit feather given is a symbol of honor, respect, love and tremendous gratitude.  Native American’s believe that birds have special knowledge to communicate with other animals and therefore, feathers hold a special higher power in regards to communication for humans.  Allow the spirit feather to grant you special powers and place in your sacred space for higher powers of communication. The ancient technique of encaustic painting with beeswax and Damar resin is mixed with photography and digital painting for contemporary art that merges centuries of methods into one. This encaustic artwork is created for uplifting places, spaces and people.