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Interconnections

Leandra Yazzie, Dine

Acrylic on Wood, 2018

 

Artist Statement:   Each distinct culture has their own way of respecting nature and their tribal heritage.  This is what ties them to Mother Earth, Father Sky and the Creator.  We are taught to be in balance with the universe through our songs, prayers, and teachings that are passed down through generations.  This knowledge is what teaches us about life and makes us strong as a people.

 

photoblog image 2019 Board Art 10.jpg

 

Thomas Breeze Marcus, Tohono O'odham

Bottleneck Border

 

Artist Statement:  In the current state of affairs related to securing borders and immigration, no other community in the United States is caught more in the middle than the Tohono O'odham Nation, which sits on the border between the U.S. and Mexico in southern Arizona.

 

The president and current administration have proposed building a wall from Texas to California while spreading rhetoric about keeping so called "illegal immigrants" from coming in from Mexico, thus creating hatred filled proaganda against Mexican nationals.

 

Seventy five miles of the U.S./Mexico border sits along the current Tohono O'odham Nation.  The Tohono O'odham Nation is a militarized border filled with homeland security, border patrol, FBI and several other agencies.  There are also border patrol check points within the nation itself, armed Black Hawk helicopters and other military aircraft patrols.

 

One thing has been made clear by many Tohono O'odham, and that is they are not going anywhere and refuse to allow any of the turmoil to disrupt their Him:Dag or "Way of life"...

 

 

Interconnections

Leandra Yazzie, Dine

Acrylic on Wood, 2018

 

Artist Statement:   Each distinct culture has their own way of respecting nature and their tribal heritage.  This is what ties them to Mother Earth, Father Sky and the Creator.  We are taught to be in balance with the universe through our songs, prayers, and teachings that are passed down through generations.  This knowledge is what teaches us about life and makes us strong as a people.

 

photoblog image 2019 Board Art 10.jpg

 

Thomas Breeze Marcus, Tohono O'odham

Bottleneck Border

 

Artist Statement:  In the current state of affairs related to securing borders and immigration, no other community in the United States is caught more in the middle than the Tohono O'odham Nation, which sits on the border between the U.S. and Mexico in southern Arizona.

 

The president and current administration have proposed building a wall from Texas to California while spreading rhetoric about keeping so called "illegal immigrants" from coming in from Mexico, thus creating hatred filled proaganda against Mexican nationals.

 

Seventy five miles of the U.S./Mexico border sits along the current Tohono O'odham Nation.  The Tohono O'odham Nation is a militarized border filled with homeland security, border patrol, FBI and several other agencies.  There are also border patrol check points within the nation itself, armed Black Hawk helicopters and other military aircraft patrols.

 

One thing has been made clear by many Tohono O'odham, and that is they are not going anywhere and refuse to allow any of the turmoil to disrupt their Him:Dag or "Way of life"...

 

 

comments (17)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 21 Mar 2019, 02:16
wow, hanging side by side, these all seem like an extension of the next one

i suppose they planned that?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - they were done by the same artist... the piece is called "Interconnections" and if you look each board has a piece of the next board on it for continuity. Represented are Hopi, Navajo, Yavapai, and I believe Apache.
Jolis visages avec de belles expressions.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes, I like the variety of faces in this work!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Mar 2019, 06:29
This artist sounds reassuringly sane and balanced. The paintings are delightful
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very true! I really liked this four part work.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Mar 2019, 07:47
I like the way the four panels are linked through paint.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I really like that, too!
Great pictures and story E.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Bill - just great art isn't it!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Mar 2019, 07:53
I like the clever way they are linked,Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think that's really creative!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Mar 2019, 07:58
I like the almost cartoon-like figures in the main image and the strong colours. However, I really like the symbolism of the broken boards, thinking of the divide that the wall would cause in this area.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Alan! I felt they were both very strong pieces and messages... I'm glad you thought the same.
Both our countries are in a mess with what's going on Elloe.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Pretty sad for the two strongest countries in the world.
They are terrific paintings. It seems Mr.Trumps wall is causing more problems than it's solving, rather like all the politicians in our parliament at the moment!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - I felt both pieces were very strong... the art and the message.
How can the two strongest countries in the world find themselves in such messes??
We talked of this highway - Quartzite to Mexico way. Even 19 years ago there were the constant border patrols, helicopters, and the militayr feel. I certainly get the second from his statement.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes... and of course if you'd gone down toward Yuma there is a large military base there, that adds to the feel, because you don't know where the border patrol ends and the military exercises begin.
Très beau partage , merci beaucoup
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You're welcome, Claudine. Thank you!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Mar 2019, 13:06
What a variety of skateboards! I like the artist's statement!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very creative aren't they! I felt both statements were very powerful.
I am fascinated by these artistic skateboards. You have presented them fabulously.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It was a really wonderful display... so many talented artists! Thank you, Ruthie!
Strong statements from both the art and artists' words, Elizabeth. This is a brilliant series.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree, Beverly. I'm so happy I'm able to share their work and positions! Thank you!
What fine artistry, we should celebrate diversity with all it brings.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree - with both of your statements!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 21 Mar 2019, 21:56
What a great series showcasing these beautiful works of art!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Steven! I'm so glad I could share these important works!
this is terrific work. Great blend of faces and graphics...

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