This is a larger version of his sold out Procession, maquette-sized sculpture. Procession is one of Ed's most recognized and iconic sculptures. This is the first larger table-top size sculpture that Ed Mell has done. One will see differences between the maquette and the new sculpture mainly in the feathers and movement of the dancers. Measurements shown include the base. Published Western Art Collector, February 2015, page 60. Ed Mell worked with the Hopis teaching art in the late ‘70s and had seen kachina dances, as well as knowing the Hopi men who did these ceremonies. The dancers represent the Long Hair Kachina. Their purpose is to bring summer rains, and the objects in their hands are gourd rattles, which they would carry during the ceremony.