Painting: Chickasaws and Their Hands

Mike Larsen

Mike Larsen has painted many portraits of Chickasaws, and he always tries to capture their history, their power, their determination. In artistic terms, one tool he uses to capture these traits is to exaggerate the sizes of the hands. The slightly too-large hand creates depth and power in a portrait, and it's been a look he's honed over his entire career.

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