Trickster III - Beauties Demise by impactisland
The ﬁnal painting in the Trickster series. What we see here is that beauty (the beautiful woman) is wrapped in her red cloak and lying prone and pale on a barren rock. The Trickster stands above her taking a bow while his black cape ﬂows over her. The metaphors here are that if we continue to be tricked by slick tongued politicians, empty promises, being duped, and generally treating each other without respect and compassion that in the end he wins. Be careful out there kids . . .
“Meet The Artist”
Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Silver Bay, Minnesota, Pruse began his Graphic Arts education in 1972 after serving in the U.S. Army. He moved to Bismarck, ND in 1975 to work for Dakota Printing. Freelance jobs started in the early 1980s which led to art fair weekends across the midwest. Pruse became a self employed artist in 1991 when he joined Impact. He designed the blueprints for the 60 foot, bald eagle sculpture in Bismarck’s Custer Park. In 1998, United Tribes Technical College hired Pruse to chair it’s Art/Art Marketing Department where he teaches drawing, painting, graphic design and sculpture. In 2002 he created a 25 foot X 24 foot landscape mural at the Prime Care Medical Mall. Clouds are airbrushed on the ceiling to enhance the serene “outdoor” park setting. During 2005 he created a lifesized horse sculpture and 24 foot X 8 foot backdrop mural for the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. The horse stands in front of a panoramic backdrop of the North Dakota Badlands. Along with his students over a ﬁve year period, they completed ﬁve permanent eagle sculptures for the city of Bismarck along the river walk. In 2009 he was contracted by Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts to create a sky mural depicting thunderbirds and spirit war ponies amidst swirling storm clouds for the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology’s exhibit titled “Wiyohpiyata” (”Powers of the West”). His work can be seen at Impact Gallery and Gifts in downtown Bismarck, where they sell his original paintings and prints.
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