Harmony Series

Harmony with nature is the general perception that we have of the Indian. The earth from which they have arisen is sacred. In a recent book entitled 1491 by Charles C. Mann it is pointed out that long before Europeans arrived in the Americas the Indians had significantly modified the environment. The population was larger than that in Europe, and there were significant cities in North, Central and South America. Many of the cities were larger than any in Europe. The Indians built elaborate cities, pyramids, and other large dwellings, and they cross-bred unknown plants to arrive at maize or corn which was capable of feeding large populations. The arrival of the Europeans brought diseases that killed a significant percentage of the native population. In some areas it has been estimated that 90% of the inhabitants died. Without a critical mass to maintain the activities of a concentrated population, and many tribes returned to hunting and gathering as a way of survival

The paintings in the Harmony-Series is my interpretation of the oneness with nature. Pottery is made from earth and when shattered it eventually returns to earth. The pueblos are built of clay, sand, and wood. I have painted the mountains as pots and the pueblo as part mesa and part ceramic.

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Harmony 1

28" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

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