According to Cherokee legend, the wren is known to be the messenger. Through song, the messenger tells her people what is to come in the future. She is known to announce such things as famines, wildfires or ceremonies in neighboring villages.

In this piece the messenger told her people what was to happen to their source of wild foods in the future. Wild potato vines and wild potato flowers are entangled with barbed wire fencing, depicting a tale of the changes that were to come.

Materials: Gauche, ink, monotype print on cotton
20″ x16″ x2″

This piece was one of two of my pieces chosen for the 2023 juried Trail of Tears Art Show, and it 
won 3rd prize in the Graphics category.


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