Acrylic with linocut on canvas, micaceous clay tiles, sewn with sinew
9" x 12"
The Dakota Access Pipeline, like all pipelines, has been called the black snake by our tribal people. I depicted two here, pressed into earthen tiles, crossing spaces which signify great distances. Each space is designated a home with a tipi. People's addiction to oil is represented by tire tracks indented into clay and printed in black on the background of the painting.
Created for the "Protect the Sacred: Native Artists for Standing Rock" show at Spaceworks Gallery in Tacoma.