This original acrylic and mixed media painting is 18x24 on one inch gallery wrapped canvas.
The Blackfoot word, 'Ihkakimaat' is something that's said to many children and adults when going through hard or difficult times. Basically it means, 'Try Hard' and to persevere. The figure is wearing a split horn bonnet, one of the traditional headdresses of the Blackfoot. Against a background of antique ledger paper, symbolic of the immense strength my ancestors had to keep our way of life going forward since the time of the reservation era.