This painting represents the beautiful children who grew up on the big hill of the Dry Creek Rancheria. I particularly had in mind the Cardona and Lopez families, who grew up at the same time as, and were friends of my own kids. The painting was comissioned and inspired by Tanya, who brought me a snapshot of some of her siblings and cousins at play on the hill. The Tree, the Acorns, and the Eagle, were part of a vision of the Chief, which later became incorporated with the dreamcatcher into the iconic logo of the Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians. I feel honored to have known these wonderful children and watched them grow to be the great young men and women they are.
Copyright Susan Moore