These small paintings suggest the strong unity of the Lakota people with the land. Western Art depicts the land from a linear, Renaissance perspective. The Lakota perspective is a more personal and spiritual view of the land. Rather than to dominate or order the land, the Lakota shared life with it. These works are symbolic of changes in season or cycles of life from infancy, youth, to middle age and old age. From earth we come, and earth we again become.
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