GHOST OF THE HEIGHTS
These endangered snow leopards, appropriately called the ghost of the heights rule the rugged mountain ranges of central Asia.
Medium: Graphite pencil on illustration board.19" X 21.5"
PATH OF CHOICE
Gall was a Sioux warrior and leader. He is the center piece for this depiction of the First Nations legend, "the wolves within". It tells how one evening a Cherokee elder sat with his grandson to tell him about the battle that goes on within people. He said, "my son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. This wolf speaks with anger, envy, jealousy, hatred, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good. This wolf speaks with joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, and caring, empathy, respect for self and others, generosity, truth and faith. The grandson listened to his grandfather's words and asked, which wolf wins? The wise Cherokee elder looked into his grandson's eyes and replied, "The one you feed".
Medium: Graphite pencil on illustration board.15" X 20"
This piece was created as a tribute to the Native North American. A collage of symbolic images frame the center piece which is that of an Apache chief of 1889.
Medium: Graphite pencil on illustration board.20" X 15"
WAR DRUMS OF OUR PAST
Tatankya lyotake "Sitting Bull", medicine man, leader, warrior and chief. He was the incarnation of the fighting spirit of the Teton Sioux Nation, a man of blood and iron. In a different environment he would have become a leader of great nations. He is illustrated side by side with General George Armstrong Custer of the Seventh Calvary. Custer was the youngest man in the US Army to ever be promoted to his rank at the age of twenty-three. His arrogance cut his career short and his fate was sealed at Little Big Horn River by the underestimated force of the Sioux warriors.
Medium: Graphite pencil on clay board.14" X 22"