September 9, 2108
Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival
Baltimore's Little Italy, Maryland
Theme : Respect
Pastel Pencil on Black paper
My piece represented respect as a Native American receiving a gift of a feather from a Bald Eagle. Rather than having it taken from him and used in cultural appropriation for a ravers headdress, the Bald Eagle chooses to gift it to the Native American who respects the land and the people around him. The Native American is Cheyenne Chief Wolf Robe. His image is depicted in monochromatic red representing the past, while the Bald Eagle is depicted in full color representing the present.