A title often says a lot about a painting. In this painting titled The Winds of Memory, an aged Indian chief gazes to the right side of the canvas. The organic swooshes and swirls of the brushwork are perhaps the Eastern winds, bringing nostalgic memories to the minds of those who feel them. One could only imagine just how many stories and memories this man would have. He is the keeper of tradition and the upholder of custom. His formal headwear marks him as a man of great significance, and his solemn face seems to have a keen understanding of the world. The use of primary colors, offset by blacks, whites, and browns, makes for a vibrantly interesting painting, and mark-making adds yet another layer of intrigue to this exquisite portrait.