Known for his detailed realism and complex designs, Don Crowley's artwork sits at the apex of many painter's and collector's wish lists. In Prayer to the Morning Sun, Crowley depicts a Paiute maiden in her morning prayer ritual using eagle feathers as totem. When I was growing up the only thing I knew about Indians came from movies and magazines. It was all unrelentingly negative and simplistic, Crowley says. As an adult I realized these were a people forced to the brink of extinction and that their story was a true tragedy. I have learned to care about the customs of their everyday life and the beauty of their sacred ceremonies. It is this essence of Indian life I bring to my art.