We went walking in the forest reconnecting to our land and were walking on the sand nearby the stream. We laid eyes on the seashells that called to us. You will overstand this as you reconnect to your land. It was amazing really seeing something natural we picked it up and rinsed the sand out of it from the stream. The idea came along is we should paint on this seashell so we did:
Everything didn’t come as a whole but what did come before we even layered a layer of paint was a to make a lightning strike in the desert at night. We were thinking of this in the California, Arizona, Mexico area. Then reading Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World: 15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations we learned how our ancestors used adobe. “adobe (ca. 3000 B.C.) South American Andean,
Mesoamerican, North American Southwest cultures
A mixture of clay and water called adobe was one of the primary
building materials used by American Indians of pre-Inca
Peru (see also PYRAMIDS), Mesoamerica, and the North American
Southwest of what is now the United States. Applied wet
as plaster or mortar, or mixed with plant fiber and dried into
bricks, adobe enabled builders to construct vast APARTMENT
COMPLEXES, referred to as pueblos by the Spaniards, throughout
these regions.” So we painted this infrastructure along with others showing our homeland and a comfortable life. Not like these concrete jungles, that foreigner and our own have conditioned us to live in. We painted a barn, horse and carriage to show our means of transportation, that is a healthier way of living that does not pollute our land.
Then we wanted to showcase more of the turtle of Turtle Island the beauty in the rocks and for sure we can not forget the grass! Then on the other side showing the beautiful sun and the rays on the water while the Americans ride boats and canoes which our Origine ancestors used to travel by water. “canoes (precontact) North American Northeast and
Northwest Coast, Mesoamerican, Circum-Caribbean, South
American Tropical Forest cultures
Slender, long, narrow, keelless boats with pointed ends are
called canoes. They are moved through the water with paddles.
The word canoe came into the English language from kenu, a
word the Taino people living in the Caribbean taught Columbus,
meaning a boat carved out of a tree. Later explorers used
canoe to describe any America Indian boat.” “The Algonkin made their canoes from bark that they
stripped from birch trees early in the summer by making a perpendicular
slit along the tree trunk. This allowed the bark to
be peeled off in a roll large enough to cover a canoe. After soaking
the bark to soften it, the Indians sewed it together at the
ends. Because the brown-colored inside of the bark was
smoother and more waterproof than the outside, they faced it
outside on the canoe when they stitched it to the gunwales,
the bow, and the stern. Women did the sewing, using tamarack,
spruce, ash, or jack pine roots for the lashing. Men made the
canoe ribs from white cedar, steaming them to bend them to
the proper shape. While the ribs were still pliable, the builders
forced them into the hull. As they dried, the ribs pushed outward
on the hull, making it rigid. Finally the canoe makers
caulked the seams on the covering with hot pine, spruce, or balsam
pitch and grease. Larger canoes often had laminated
frames.” This was shared in the book Encyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World: 15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations.
Then showing the Algonkin area (“Canada”, Lake Superior region) and the beauty of the land even though it is cold and snowing there. The beautiful mountains that our American ancestors lived amongst.
Going back to the desert land and the sun setting we wanted to show Americans with their feathers up and they’re loved ones together as they should be in harmony in their own land. To show that this indeed plausible and you have to be the change you want to see.
This piece took us over 10 days to create.
We know it’s getting colder or a room where the temperature is freezing so we now have hoodies in different colors available!
If you a proud American and wish to wear something represents your heritage well this is for you!
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