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This image began life as 6 stacked files. The finished image, processed in Helicon Focus and then in NIK SEP2, looked like this.

My imagination went to work. In the feather I saw the spirit of a Kokopelli.

The Kokopelli is known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and story teller, Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest, and dates back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest.

Kokopelli is usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with a huge phallus and feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music.

You can find out more about Kokopellis here.

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I hope you too can see the sprit of the Kokopelli in this abstact image.

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