Buffalo Man (People Have Learned from the Indian)

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Wood, enamel, and Splash Zone compound on canvas on wood
50 x 68 inches

Created as the companion to Coming Out of Darkness, Looking for the Light, this piece honors the Native American, represented in a profile image inspired by the "Indian head" or "buffalo" nickel of Dial's youth. Clusters of birds and disguised forms of tigers identify the common reach for freedom that Native Americans share with African Americans.