The story about this piece is the struggle within us all, some more, some less. But nevertheless, in this piece the conflict between cultures, in this case the Native American (Eagle), trying to live a a life of freedom and the European (Ram) standing firm in their beliefs. The eagle trying to move the unmovable. It’s the Mexican American or anyone that has mixed bloodlines and the struggle, conflicts within us on which culture to follow or the bigger question " Who am I?" How do I fit in?
Anyway this is how I felt at the time, totally possessed to do this piece, I could not stop, it had to get out. I worked on this piece till it was done. 24/7 for 3 days. I was like a mad man. Hand carved, no drawings, no pre-concepts, i just starting working watched my hands go to work. This was my first stone carving and possibly my last.
Strong Wave Warrior