“The memory of a forced removal from a home is never elusive. It is etched in the mind of the removed and in the hearts of their descendants . . . but the etched heart is often stronger.”
18" x 24" image
Limited Edition Print
This painting won the Trail of Tears Award at the Cherokee National Museum, 1990. I wanted to focus on the individual strength of this woman on the Trail of Tears - my message is that your home can be taken away but the heart of the strong cannot . . . through pain, discrimination and persecution, the strong heart actually becomes stronger and the spirit of the persecuted can never be won.
(Depicted in Native American Wisdom, published by Barnes & Noble)