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Colored Pencil/Graphite on art board - Original Size: 24” x 12” - 2011-Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - Purchased by the Public Relations Department Collection.
The illustration left reflects Choctaw history and traditions. It is also my entry for the national art show sponsored by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The foreground illustrates the “then” and is drawn in graphite. I take photographs as references for my illustrations and the perspective of the village with the view of council house across the way caught my eye. The Choctaw village is recreated on the grounds of Tuska Homma and provides a natural contrast of the times. The village fence allows the viewer to see the “now” which is the museum and is created in colored pencil.
The stickball players in the foreground illustrate our traditions of today and involves both the “then and now” with two modern day “warriors” playing the traditional game of stickball.
The Choctaw words in the sky, “Hopaki maicha Himak” are translated to the title “Then and Now.” Choctaw words have been integrated into my illustrations as I continue to connect with my own heritage.
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