Sunday, September 7, 2008

"Too Late" - amarillo-choctaw

TITLE: Too Late
EBAY ID: amarillo-choctaw

Why I'm using my creativity to save the rainforest:

I am a registered member of the Choctaw Tribe. My father was Choctaw and my mother was White. There is an old Native American saying, “He who has one foot in the canoe and one foot in the boat, will fall in the water.” So, I chose to put my feet in the canoe.

I was born many winters ago near Bokchito, Oklahoma, on an Indian allotment. Bokchito is a Choctaw word which means “creek runs deep”. Oklahoma is also a Choctaw word meaning “land of red man”. Being Native American, I have strong feelings about taking care of the earth, the plants and animals given to us by the Great Spirit. Native Americans look at the plants and animals as “Our Friends”.

When I read about the Endangered Species Theme, I was drawn to contributing in my way, which was reproducing the artists’s cards onto fabric and making them into a quilt for auction. My interpretation for the quilt construction was approved by the Group. I chose a forest green color to frame the individual blocks of endangered species. The touch of yellow in the first border represents the sun and the outside border of light and dark blues are the waters and skies of night and day.

I feel very honored to be a part of this worthwhile project.