Indian Pipe Series, panel #6
Newsflash: Although the Dakota Access Pipeline's construction was halted, a nearby crude oil pipeline spilled 176,000 gallons in North Dakota just the other day.
Read about it HERE.
When will we as a culture begin to say no to this clumsy way of transport with a fuel that is destined as an outdated resource?
In the above image:
the celestial coyote makes its touchdown from the sky and paws or stops the underground pipe. In Lakota Sioux legend the coyote is both a trickster and a hero. Mushrooms bloom above the surface and the familiar circle, as the symbol of a foreshortened pipe, births from the cluster. Immortal divinity interferes with the destructive actions of mankind.
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.