The 3rd painting in my "Trail of Tears" series, "Mother and Child" reflects the sadness of a mother upon the death of her child. Many Native Americans died on their way to the Oklahoma reservation due to disease, cold, starvation and cruelty of the soldiers who led them. My hope is that their journey and loss will never be forgotten.
The piece was created using india ink glue, poured acrylic, feathers, yarns, and genuine wire-wrapped stones and stone fetishes.
*The original has been professionally framed without a matte in a dark mahogany brown frame that matches the other TRAIL OF TEARS paintings.
*THE ORIGINAL IS A PART OF THE PRIVATE ART COLLECTION OF
DR. BRADLEY AND CATHY HENRY OF LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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When reaching the upper grades we had to choose among our electives. Music...Art...or Dance Team? Although it broke my heart, I chose music and dance. You see, those areas received much more attention, and as an insecure young teenager that was one thing I strongly desired! However, deep...
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