I'm fueled and creating! The Indian Pipe Series will bring awareness to the Dakota Access Pipeline situation regarding the authorities, Native Americans and others who are involved. If you are watching the news, you know what I'm talking about. If you aren't, the crude oil pipeline will cross the Missouri River and threaten the safety of drinking water. The digging has already defiled Indian Burial Grounds and is on the land that was granted to Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, Crow, Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara nations as of the Treaty of Fort Laramie in 1851. This land was stolen time and time again by business men in search for gold. Today, people and the land are being disposed of as the fatcat sees fit. The pipeline.
The pipeline will deliver approximately 470,000 barrels of oil a day and will take countless dollars to complete construction. Shouldn't this type of money be spent on renewable or cutting-edge energy research? The Indian Pipe Series will highlight the parasitic nature of plant and human animal.
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.