Monday, May 22, 2006

Sorry- Illustration Friday


Apology to the Native Americans
Remember the commercial years ago with the Native American? Where they talk about pollution and he has this tear? Well we didn't listen very well.
Then there is all this talk about illegal immigrants. Now, really...Who is the real illegal immigrant here on these United States?
Sorry, my Native American blood gets riled sometimes!

22 comments:

Sea Angel said...

Simply beautiful art.
Love your words.

Caroline said...

I caught a snippet on the news of Bush going on about illegal immigrants and wondered how he had the face to say it... but then I guess I'm just feeling smug 'cos my ancestors misdeeds aren't so obvious to me...

I do wish we all thought more about what we are leaving for future generations.

Beautiful picture and very strong image.

Nathalie Winberg said...

Well said "Who is the real illegal immigrant here on these United States". A lot of nations are based upon cruelty and war, even "the free world"'s number one.

How frustrating must it still be to native americans, I can't imagine.

TXArtcGal said...

Beautiful!

Jaimie said...

beautiful work, and I love your hear-felt commentary.

carla said...

Your gorgeous work is so touching. I love the finesse of your linework and stippling, and you chose a powerful subject.

carla said...

Your gorgeous work is so touching. I love the finesse of your linework and stippling, and you chose a powerful subject.

buep said...

Beautiful work!

raim said...

Very good... with a stong message.
:0)

arvindh said...

Very powerful message! I support and appreciate your cause.

Lee said...

very nice ellen...beautiful details as always and you make a great point :)

IdiotHead said...

Great illustration. And great commentary.
Here is a link to the 'Crying Indian' Public Service Announcement you mention:
http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/499/

Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, Ellen! I've a touch of the native blood myself, so I understand. A bit of trivia ~ did you know that Indian in the old commercial was actually an Italian actor?

Holly said...

Great take on the theme. Good point and very true! Cheers!

wynlen said...

Beautiful illustration. He looks really sad.

Anette V. Heiberg
www.wynlen.no

Roz Foster said...

Oh yeah, that's a classic. Embedded into my memory... Beautiful rendering of that image!

Neal said...

Beautiful. And your point about pollution is very well made!

Tony LaRocca said...

I always loved the scene at the end of Wayne's World 2, when the "weird naked indian" re-enacted Iron Eyes Cody's commercial. "Hey dude, don't cry! We'll clean it up!"

Twisselman said...

Beautiful stiple and line art. Really evokes emotion.

The hypocrisy of what comes out of the mouths of our leaders... and some of their backers... never ceases to amaze. I believe the 'issue' first came up to take the focus off Iraq... but the other party bought it and has now gone off on its tangent, too. What the Native Americans had here has been coveted, stolen, and abused since Columbus lost his way...(don't know how the Vikings acted... though they didn't seem to make a big deal about having been here 100s of years earlier).

Beautiful art; sad post.

Shano said...

Beautiful! Nicely rendered illo.

fairy-qb said...

It´s beautiful, thanks for your visit, see you later...

çläu said...

gooood work!!

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