Monday, March 28, 2016

River Wild

These are crops of a larger painting but I need to fix a lot to it before I'm ready to share it. The concept behind the paining is a group of Native Americans teaming up with runaway slaves to fight a guerilla war against the big land and slave owners. Their rebellion becomes quite successful and they see a long and often successful campaign, causing their cultures to mix to become a blend of Native and African styles, faiths, customs and languages. I know this might sound a bit far fetched but the idea was something powerful people in the US were afraid that it could happen at the time and actually made sure to antagonise the groups against each other. (I noticed the rifles are a bit too modern, will need to change that or just think they managed to fight their cause well into the 20th century).

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