“The neighbors were not happy about my choice of yard art.” I retorted to the City official, when he handed me the citation. “I'm taking this to court.” I further added.
How can they NOT like my art. It is antique machinery for gawd's sake! The Native American Indian and the buffalo statues are there to represent the death of the American Indian way of life because of industry. Our land has been raped and our way of life ripped from us, leaving us very precious little to call our own and certainly not enough to survive on.
The magnificent buffalo on our sacred hunting grounds were absolutely necessary for our survival. They once roamed free on our remarkable and sacred land.
“My artwork makes a profound statement about the injustices done to my ancestors and I will fight against our freedom of speech being taken from us too.”
Photo credit: Barbara Beacham
This is my submission for Monday's Finish the Story, kindly hosted by the lovely Barbara Beacham. She gives us approximately 150 words, a photo prompt and the first sentence to our story. This photo challenge is open to everyone who would like to participate. If you are interested, click on Barbara's link for more information: