Ir's a mother's sacred responsibility to nuture a child's life. She renews and maintains cultural knowledge with love, dreaming of her child's future. Honoring the cultural significance, endurance, and adaptation of the bison and the people, her raised Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) patterns represent: Strawberry (heart berry), Two Row Wampum (journey side by side/ 1st agreement with George Washington), Grandmother Moon (natural cycles of women), Father Sky (Sky Dome protects Mother Earth), and the Wind swirls on the baby bring it strength).
This piece is a hand-wrought cut copper assemblage welded in both copper wire and hard silver solder, each hair individually welded on and styled. Raised symbols were hand cut, welded, ground, and polished.
*1st Place- Heard Museum Indian Market (2019)
*2nd Place- Santa Fe Indian Market (2019)
*1st Place- Woodland Indian Art Show (2019)
*Award of Excellence- ACC Show St. Paul (2019)