Indian Pipe Series, panel #7
About the above image:
A curious American Bison moves to examine the Indian Pipe Plant. Mystery can surround us at any time and fortitude may be an inside guide. The translucent and the strong play against each other in this image. Native Americans revere the great buffalo as a true (and very physical) reminder of the greater whole. The sacred abundance which the land provides. The faith that the hungry will be fed. There is a turning point in our personal and communal lives. We, as a culture, can choose to legitimize our greed or broadcast our blessings. Here we are, in this world together! Come together all ye nations and rejoice! For the coming of a new year is upon us!
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.