Indian Pipe Series, panel #3
It is important to to stand for what you believe in or fall for anything.
Energy Transfer Partners is digging a pipeline through Native American sacred land to the tune of
$3.7 Billion. So much for renewable energy spending and the clean drinking water that the protesters are trying to protect.
About my Indian Pipe Series: The Indian Pipe is sometimes called the Peace Pipe or Sacred Pipe in Native American rituals and tradition. There is also a native parasitic plant called the Indian Pipe that feeds off of mushrooms. In the above image, the plant is layered on the foreshortened edge of stacked pipes, the circles. The overall image is a contagion of unrest with a floral design of peace and hope for the future.
In 2016-2017, artist Daniel Kathalynas worked on a series of protest artwork called the Indian Pipe Series. The parasitic Monotropa uniflora plant (AKA the Indian Pipe plant) was symbolized as the pipeline. This is a reaction to the atrocities of unethical treatment of people committed on American soil by the conflict regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline.