48” x 12” Glitch Drawing
WINNER OF 2019 ARTPOP STREET GALLERY, COLUMBUS, OH
"Chief Blue Jacket" is a glitch drawing of the famous Shawnee War Chief, Wayapiersenwah, nicknamed "Blue Jacket". He was the predecessor of the famous Shawnee leader, Tecumseh and was charged with the defense of Shawnee lands in the Ohio Country. He was a true native hero of Ohio and was willing to fight for his home and his people. Most of the history of Ohio and the Americas at large have been lost to a bloody history of war and strife. Without history it is impossible to know who we once were and ultimately know who we are today. Without history we have no identity, no culture and are destined to be adaptations of another culture. This piece of art is dedicated to Ohio’s forgotten past and the brave people that made and continue to make this land reverent; for the land is the one true, tangible thing that connects us to our lost history and we owe it to ourselves to celebrate it.