The Dakota Access Pipeline protests (or DAPL) have sparked a historic clash between Native American protesters (who are called Water Protectors) and law enforcement over a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline that would traverse four states.
The protesters, who have gathered together from multiple tribes are taking a stand for future generations against the pipeline project, and are trying to preserve their cultural and spiritual heritage.
As a citizen I want to step forward and support these brave people.
As an artist I can't help but be influenced by this historic and important action.
I want to support the Water Protectors and the best way is through financial support directly to the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Councils) Camp.
I am offering these drawings for sale to support the camp. You can see the complete selection by visiting my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kooyman/media_set?set=a.10209596749849038.1073741856.1036917076&type=3&pnref=story
Here is where it gets a bit sensitive for me.
I am not in the financial position to give my work away. Neither do I want to be taking advantage of this situation for financial gain. But I am in the position to use what I do best to help the financial needs of the Water Protectors. To that end I am offering to sell these drawing at a really affordable price and donate 1/2 of all of the proceeds to the Oceti Sakowin Camp.
All of these drawings are priced at $150 and I will donate $75 in your name, or you can choose to remain anonymously if you prefer.
I'll even ship the drawing to you at my expense (US only).
Each drawing is 12" x 14" and water color crayon on 100lb Strathmore paper.
Please message me on FB or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This isn't a online shop so the best I can do is whoever responds first to a drawing gets it.
Thank you for supporting me and for supporting this cause.