Avi Kwa Ame

Justin Favela Art Piece Avi Kwa Ame.
Justin Favela Art Piece Avi Kwa Ame.

The tradition of landscape painting spans centuries and can be seen as the visual documentation of the natural beauty and abundance of the Americas. These very same paintings were also a device for the American empire to claim ownership and encourage the violent colonization of sacred indigenous lands. When I recreate a landscape painting, I think of those unwritten histories and the people that protect and honor our vast delicate lands.

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