Douglas Fountain’s mother’s family is Dakota Sioux. He himself is a great great grandson of Sitting Bull and a member of the Devils Lake Sioux Tribe of North Dakota. Doug’s love for his ancestors and the culture of his people is expressed through his artwork.
Douglas Fountain’s Spirit Masks begin with the simplicity of a gourd. Using traditional materials including paint and feathers, he combines the mystical elements of his Native American heritage with innovation and imagination to create his unique pieces. His masks will help you to feel the strength, power and wisdom that are an indelible part of the connection between Native Americans and their natural environment.