This painting, to me, represents a circle of people, perhaps Native Americans, gathered around a fire. I think they are having an important discussion and have called upon the spirits of their ancestors to guide them.
I’ve always felt a connection with Native American history and culture. I loved visiting my Grandparents in Arizona as a kid. They took me on excursions to the local Indian reservations, I was fascinated with how they lived with the land and with nature. A couple of the most impressionable sites to me were Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument.
My third grade teacher also instilled a respect and admiration of Native Americans, he taught me about the injustice and discrimination they endured, and still do, like so many others.
I wish from the bottom of my soul that someday there will be absolute peace, harmony and mutual respect for all lives. Be kind and love each other!