THE GENERATION SERIES – THE NOBLE INDIGENOUS GRANDFATHER WITH HIS GRANDSON BY L. MARTEL

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.

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27 thoughts on “THE GENERATION SERIES – THE NOBLE INDIGENOUS GRANDFATHER WITH HIS GRANDSON BY L. MARTEL

    • P.S. you may recall one of my blog-posts where I mentioned that as a Darwinian-Cartesian(or vice-versa!), I’ve adopted the 10 Commandments of the Native Americans:

      1. The Earth is our Mother, care for Her.
      2. Honor all your relations with your fellows.
      3. Open your heart and soul to the Universal Spirit.
      4. All life is sacred, treat all beings with respect and tolerance.
      5. Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.
      6. Do what needs to be done for the good of all.
      7. Speak the truth but only for the good in others.
      8. Follow the rhythm of Nature: rise and retire with the sun.
      9. Take full responsibility for your actions.
      10. Enjoy life’s journey, but leave no tracks; look after the well-being of Mind and Body…

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