Eagles Freedom is a drum design I was commissioned to create. The woman who commissioned the design allotted me artistic license to create whatever I desired. I did not meet her; all I knew was she took the time to study my previous work and she wanted the drum to use.
I decide to do a transformation piece. The overall design is an eagle rising, in the body is a face which represents a human being able to transform back and forth. In the wings of the eagle are lightning snakes, also possessing the ability to transform. The top of the design or faces of women. On the left a woman has a tear on her cheek; this symbolizes the joys and sorrows she experiences. The face on the right shows her breath, signifying the breath of life. Overall this piece is about life ever-changing in movement, energy and Freedom.