The Eighth Fire Series Shwatso Shkote
A tabletop book of oil paintings created by Potawatomi artist -Candi Wesaw
by -Candi Wesaw
In this series of paintings, I wanted to show my vision of what I imagined the first seven fires teachings might look like, including some of the effects along the way. The fires are native teachings. As you will see they talk about things that will affect not only natives, but everyone and mother earth too.
If you look close enough you may see the ancestors footprints, the water changing, a result of the effects of what we are doing to Mother Earth, etc. You can also see other things that have happened or are going to happen depending on what road we choose before the eighth fire is lit.
The remaining three paintings depict the eighth fire and the effects of either road we choose. I hope that everyone who sees this series will take the right road and do their part to help save mother earth!
My question to you is, do you think the eighth fire has already been lit? What road will you choose?