Description: “Hindsight is Always 2020” takes place within a longhouse structure and is a visual narrative symbolizing the price (sacrifice) being paid for the destructive choices humankind makes that disregard the future wellbeing of living things on this planet. This piece is a warning. The sea turtle represents our connection to the earth, and, as an amphibian, it also represents the bridge from water to land. In Iroquois creation stories, sky woman fell through a hole in the atmosphere and landed on turtle’s back, which, through human and animal cooperation, became the earthly land that supports (nurtures) all life. Nothing escapes the turtle’s vision, and while it is familiar with the evil face of destruction wrought from fear and lies, it dons protective eyewear to diffuse the damaging glare. It seeks to keep its mind pure. With the turtle (the symbolic foundation) being one of the oldest creatures from the earth’s remote past, the precariousness of it’s very survival (integral to our own) could summon the end of our own denial, and the beginning of our awakening from slumber.
Medium: mixed media composite using photos, original acrylic paintings,
drawings, relief print, collagraph print & digital editing
Print format: archival pigment print on fine art rag paper, open edition
Print Dimensions: 11×11 on 13×19 rag paper