The struggle with maintaining a Native American identity in today’s society is quite complicated because of the lack there of. People in New York like the idea of Native Americans yet when one met me, then it was a real shock! This painting brings the perspective of what I as a native man goes through when living in two worlds! I have to carry an umbrella when in the city and I have to know how to endure as a Navajo on the Rez. Life has its struggles and this is one of ours.
Acrylics on Canvas 2020 New York City