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Acrylic on Board painting by Helen Hardin (1943-1984) "Hopi Flute Song". Depicts dancing Native American flute player encircled in a stylized round sun and with geometric grasses and stylized geometric background. Signed " Tsa-Sah-Wee-eh @1981". In excellent condition. Sight:17" H x 13" W, Framed: 26 1/2" H x 22 1/2" W. Private Tennessee collection. Biography (Courtesy of AskArt): In March of 1970, Helen Hardin's work appeared on the cover of New Mexico Magazine and was featured in the main article entitled "Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh Does Her Thing". With this publication, Helen's status rose overnight to that of a national celebrity. Her Tewa name was Little Standing Spruce (Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh) when she was born into the Santa Clara Pueblo community in 1943, but she had an Anglo father so she had a second name, Helen Hardin. Neither of her families accepted her because of her so-called "half-breed" identity. She was not allowed to do ceremonial dances with her people, which was a very important part of a child's identity in pueblo life. Her mother was well-known artist Pablita Velarde. She died in June of 1984 at age 41. Her work is included in several important Southwestern collections including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.