Artist: Romeo Alisaca Javerola Jr.
Medium: Non-Sag Epoxy, Urethane Paint
Size: 6 inches x 7 inches x 14 inches
Hunting is a fundamental aspect of indigenous culture and is used to establish dominance. In their daily lives, many indigenous people go hunting to supply food for the tribe. Led by their leaders or the tribe’s chief, they scout out the huge forest in search of food-gathering animals. In many tribes, youngsters are required to hunt in order to establish their worthiness for membership in the group. Hunting also acts as a means of tribe initiation. Hunting is a form of competition in other cultures that are hierarchical; the bigger and wilder the hunt, the higher the status in the tribe.