Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, UT
Tolerance. An international art show started in 2017, creating a dialogue around the world using 120+ visual artists in their native language curated by Mirko Ilić .. I was asked to contribute art to the show by Dallas Graham and my intention was to give a voice to indigenous people and treaties broken both here at home and abroad. The quill pen throughout history wrote treaties and systematically erased them as well, drawing back the ink and taking back sovereign and sacred land. This eagle feather is blessed by the Hopi tribe and used in ceremonies by Carl Moore, photographed for the purpose of spreading awareness for people who have tolerated so much overtime. Tolerance and intolerance is the foundation to build upon. Meeting Mirko Ilic and learning about his history and the world art community which continue to use their pen to beat back the sword is truly inspiring and encouraging. “Keep the fire.” “Think globally and act locally.” Start the conversation and believe in your strength to become a voice for change.