Turtle Island. She carries the people, as well as the 7 Grandfather teachings which are represented by the trees on her back. The blue tiles of her shell represent all of the fresh lakes we have in North America and the black line represents our good soil for growing. The tipi represents the people living amongst all of these things and that we've got to take good care of what we were given.
We're not more than, or less than, but a part of - Turtle Island.
"Turtle Island" 16"x20" | acrylic on canvas 2015