This is one of my favorite gicleé prints. The turtle is the oldest symbol for Mother Earth in Native American culture. Therefore, this story “Little Turtle Race” is a message or a reminder to all of us to slow down. Take care and honor Mother Earth, and to show our gratefulness. Turtles do not race, only us humans!
Turtle travels his own path in his own time. Turtle also represent security, solid grounding, and support. Slow, steady, strong, wise with age, protective, and unshakeable, Turtle appears the very model of settled universal order. No wonder Thunder and Breezy’s Mother calls her family her “Little Turtle Clan”.
Thinking back on the fable about the turtle and the hare – Faster, stronger and bigger does not always equal better, and is not always the best method to obtain a goal. If you are dedicated, focused and work hard to fulfil your aim, it is unimportant whether you are slow or not for eventually, you will succeed. Turtle travels close to the earth, intimately connected with the currents of Mother Nature’s energy. Moving slowly means it has all the time to appreciate all her creations. We can follow this example, when we take the time that is always available, when we move more slowly along our own paths and enjoy the journey. We can learn to ground ourselves in the nurturing and protective energy of the earth and to flow with its energies at a pace that ensures what we focus on can be achieved.
Thunder Cheii and Breezy Summer reside in Northern New Mexico with their family. They are also being taught their old traditional Native American ways that Mother Earth is governed by a set of principals, laws and values. I have a great respect for the families that I work with, trying to keep life in balance with with the modern ways.
- Original Painting SOLD
- Limited Edition Giclée Prints – 18 x 18
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