MOTHER EARTH - CONSIGNMENT #75/80
We are children of the earth and we call her, Mother, as she provides for us in many ways, the water we drink, the food we eat, clean air to breathe, and medicine for our healing journey. There is a place not far from where I live known as the Sacred Headwaters. The sacred headwaters is a remote mountainous region that is home to the headwaters of the salmon bearing rivers, the Skeena, Nass, and Stikine. This area is the territory of the Tahltan people who have fought to keep Shell from coal-bed methane development in this rich eco system. The Tahltan now are fighting to keep open pit coal mines proposed for the area from being developed.
I am thankful to Paul Colangelo and his four years of photography to help bring international attention to this beautiful place. Paul is a National Geographic Explorer and member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Paul has captured an image that is iconic. The moose cow and calf are indicative of Canada's wilderness. The blue skies always remind me of fresh air and the water, well we all need water, cool, clear, and clean water to sustain us. Paul's photograph has inspired me to create this work of art I call, Mother Earth.
This work is dedicated to the Tahltan First Nations and all who fight to protect an area that deserves to be conserved for generations to come.
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Image Size: 17" x 27"
Edition Size: 80