This painting has deep meaning for me personally. I was attending a conference on the marginalization of indigenous women at the time it came to me. There had been some pretty major shifts in my thinking at this event and on the last day we were out at a site that has been a gathering place for indigenous peoples for over 5,000 years.
I was walking alone out on the trails and stood at the edge of the trail and not a person or building was in sight. I closed my eyes and just listened and you could hear absolutely no man made sounds. Only the pure sound of nature and I imagined what it would have been like to be an indigenous woman back then, when they were valued, decision makers in their communities, not the marginalized and abused women they are today. And that is when this painting idea was given to me by spirit I believe.
To me it represents my own rising knowledge of the destruction our government perpetrated against the indigenous people and how maligned they are even today and my own personal commitment to learning more and shifting my own perspectives on this subject, because that’s how change happens, one person at a time.
This is an acrylic painting on an 11 x 14 inch wrapped canvas. The design carries around the side, it can be framed or is suitable to hang as is.