I am a grandmother and I take this role in life seriously. The impact that one generation can have on another is profound. This is a 20″x 24″ oil on canvas painted in 1982 of an North American Native Indian with his grandson. I was striving for the strength and love that the older gerneration has for their grandchildren. The grandfather looks strong yet gentle and kind and his affection for his grandson in evident. The child looks full of anticipation, yet there is some hesitation in his look too.
When I think of our Indigenous people I think about the wisdom and insight of their culture. Their efforts to protect the scared sites from the pipelines was supported by military veterans. If I was able to, I would be there protesting with them.