This is a portrait of Lyla June; a Native American (Diné) poet, musician, anthropologist, community organizer and eco-philosopher from Taos, New Mexico. during the Standing Rock #NoDAPL movement, along with many native youth, she became an internationally known advocate for indigenous rights and the rights of Mother Earth. Her message unites humanity around the principles of truth, faith and love. Learn more about her work by visiting her website at http://www.sodizin.net/
30% of the sale of this artwork will go to Red Willow Farm in Taos to support their work towards Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Justice.
This painting was created for an action by the renegade activist collective Indecline for their recent clandestine overtake of a hotel room in Trump International Hotel in Manhattan "The People's Prison". They transformed the hotel room into a prison and built a prison cell in the middle of the room. A Trump impersonator was put into the cell along with a bunch of rats and mcdonald's wrappers. 13 portraits of American revolutionary leaders which had been painted by 13 artists were installed on the walls of the transformed hotel room as a way to highlight the voices of these leaders and reveal the moral bankruptcy of the current administration in contrast.
The entire installation went off without the knowledge of the staff or management of the hotel. Select media were invited to come witness the event and the following day the group dismantled the entire show and left no trace as to having had it.
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Read the article about the take over in Rolling Stone Magazine here:
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