Friday, October 31, 2014

Masks: Brotherhood or Death by Winona Nelson

This painting illustrates a prophesy from my tribe, the Ojibwe.  It was said that when the tribe first encountered white people, the white man would be wearing either the Face of Brotherhood or the Face of Death, but these two faces look exactly the same.  Only time would tell the difference.

We each have a choice at any moment which face we will wear, and most often the face others choose mirrors our own.

1 comment:

  1. Jeeze those shadows. Just the right amount of subtlety- nice!