Sweater #240


The iconic imagery of the teepee symbolizes the American mystique of western settlers.  The path of Interstate 80 follows the route of Lewis and Clark and those traveling to reach better destinations from which they came.  At the stop here, I couldn’t resist placing this sweater to highlight the highly identifiable symbol of shelter that floods our imagination when we think of the American Indian. Adjacent to this teepee construction was a caboose, a war tank, and the covered wagon. All symbols of iconic western settlement and three of them symbolizing the power of larger organized governmental forces. The sweater here seems to read as the power of the individual, one that can influence decisions of the larger governmental structure that affects all who reside on this land.

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One response to “Sweater #240

  1. Mia

    I love the idea of this project and will keep following its progress.

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