All around us in nature, we find reminders of our own wild origins. In this new series of art, I celebrate the sacred nature of the beings with whom we share this diverse and incredible planet.
“Mato na matocincala / Bear and Cubs” - 18 x 24 in. (46 x 61 cm), Watercolor and pencil on Arches Cold Press watercolor paper
In Lakota, Mato = bear, matocincala = bear cub
“The circle has healing power. In the Circle, we are all equal. When in the Circle, no one is in front of you. No one is behind you. No one is above you. No one is below you. The Hoop of Life is also a circle. On this hoop there is a place for every species, every race, every tree and every plant. It is this completeness of Life that must be respected in order to bring about health on this planet.”
— Lakota teaching