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Another Day at the Office depicts a Comanche man in an eagle feather bonnet engaged in battle with an enemy while in full gallop. The enemy is implied and therefore not visible on the canvas but for the Comanche warrior this is simply another day at the office. For roughly one hundred and fifty years the Comanche controlled a vast area some 240,000 square miles called by the Spanish Comancheria. The various Comanche bands, who rarely gathered together, controlled this expanse of land through annual migration patterns within their particular area of Comancheria. One of primary reasons Comancheria grew so vast was to support the massive horse herds that the Comanche procured through raids and breeding. During certain times of the year Comanche warriors participated in campaigns outside of Comancheria to procure additional horses, captives and trade goods.

Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconnic’s paintings highlight the strength, beauty, and grace of the Comanche past and present. The paintings are rich with history and the unbroken connection the Comanche people have with their roots, but they are not romanticized or stagnant expressions of a bygone era. Rather, Tippeconnic’s art is full of movement, color, and life — a bold statement that Comanche culture is vibrantly alive in the modern world.
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