The 5th piece in the "We Are All Mascots" art series is Florida State University's mascot, Chief Osceola. Through my research before starting this piece, I discovered that FSU has a close relationship with the Seminole Tribe. Florida State makes legitimate efforts to historically and respectfully portray the famous Seminole chief with great pride and honor. With the major controversy surrounding team mascots being racial stereotypes of Native American tribes just a few years ago, I wanted this painting to enable the viewer to decide for him/herself on the issue.
[View the step-by-step images of the making of this painting after the jump]
Can you spot each significant, yet sometimes subtle, addition to the artwork each step of the way?
Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Asking Price: $6,500 (Buy HERE or Contact the Artist for more info)*
*5% of the profit will be donated to the University
Get caught up on the previous mascot series paintings:
- Sparty, Michigan State University (owner: Jason Richardson)
- Raider Red, Texas Tech University
- Blue Devil, Duke University (owner: Mike Posner)
- Louie the Laker, Grand Valley State University