In Harmony


“In Harmony” 11 x 30” Watercolor and Gouache on Paper The converging lines and natural elements incorporated onto a tipi are the inspiration to which I am drawn. I strive to explore the texture and shape of the tipi. I love the natural textures of wood, hide and sinew. Observing this form has led to my reflecting upon the harmonic way of life in which the original North American inhabitants lived. They lived sparsely and moved with their food source, the bison. The bison provided not only food, but were a source of implements, clothing and shelter as well. The native people drew strength from the land and lived in harmony within in. As resources in our modern world become increasingly scarce, it is imperative that we recognize the wisdom of previous eras and draw knowledge from the past. That being, the importance of living in harmony with the earth.