Contemporary variations of my work have stemmed into new and exciting projects, they depict people who have become, and in their own right can be recognized as icons. I have chosen to portray in iconographic form, a juxtaposition, in reverence an idea of the saint.
For those who have been known for their specific love walk on Earth.
“And a man may have never entered a church or a mosque, nor performed any ceremony, but if he feels God within himself and thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man, a saint, call him what you will” ~ Vivekananda
Realized in a wine label for Francis Ford Coppola’s https://www.virginiadarewinery.com/
Manteo was a Native American Croatan Indian, the chief of a local tribe that befriended the English explorers who landed at Roanoke Island in 1584. Manteo is recognized as being the first Native American who became an Anglican Christian.
He, a great warrior, must possess kindness as well as strength. Manteo Native American Chief of the Croatians lived in peace beside the waters. He smoked his pipe beneath the pine-tree, and he welcomed strangers as he would his own tribe. When the frightened woman came to him, her eyes full of fear, her people lost, her young daughter crying, Manteo was moved to protect them.
Come, he said, the darkness falleth. And she placed the babe in his strong arms.
About The Wine
Carefully selected for intensity, weight, and texture, MANTEO is a rich and immediately drinkable red blend of Sonoma County Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Sirah. Each varietal contributes a certain character, which when married together, gives the wine many layers of flavors, texture, and a solid tannin structure, thus making it robust enough for the warrior it’s named after.
More About Manteo Wine & The Legends Collection ~
American Pioneer Wine Growers & Virginia Dare Winery ~ Owned and Operated By Francis Ford Coppola
To learn more about this amazing wine go to; https://www.virginiadarewinery.com/
Explore the legend; https://www.virginiadarewinery.com/en/our-wines/the-legends