HER HEART'S STRENGTH print
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HER HEART'S STRENGTH print
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HER HEART’S STRENGTH                                                                
“The memory of a forced removal from a home is never elusive.  It is etched in the mind of the removed and in the hearts of their descendents . . . . but the etched heart is often stronger.”  18" x 24" image Limited Edition Print
 
This painting won the Trail of Tears Award at the Cherokee National Museum, 1990.  I wanted to focus on the individual strength of this woman on the Trail of Tears - my message is that your home can be taken away but the heart of the strong cannot . . . through pain, discrimination and persecution, the strong heart actually becomes stronger and the spirit of the persecuted can never be won.  (Depicted in Native American Wisdon published by Barnes & Noble)