hello My fellow Agents
I made a pictogram based on some examples that I found online. Unfortunately I do not have the link for it and I am hoping to find it so you can see more examples of pictography or pictograms. I have based my work of art on the following poem taken from Hiawatha.
These are the major pictograms that were used
I utilized a rabbit fur because I couldnt afford bison!!! The plains Indians would write stories on wood, trees, rocks and skins. I would like to note that I am a small part cherokee it is in my blood and am proud to have that heritage.
I put my story on the rabbit skin and bound it with a leather strap
For the earth he drew a straight line
For the sky a bow above it
white the space between for daytime
Filled with little stars for nighttime
On the left a point for sunrise
On the right a point for sunset
on the top a point for noontide
And for rain and cloudy weather wavy lines descending from it.
This is the story inside the rabbit fur
there is a purpose for everything in that picture
Ok so the sun is me! I actually lfet out the indication of sign that would connect it to me but i thought people would get it being that I am Sunny.
The oval shape is the Great Spirit Everywhere the one that has the dot in the middle and the four nubs on it
So the moon to the right is the planting moon which means May and the dark circles connected by teh lines mean the 7th so i made this the 7th of may
So the main drawing is from the hiawatha poem that I quoted
You see the arc in the sky is the bow to represent sky
The line to represent earth below
The mark on the left to indicate sunrise
The mark on the right to indicate sunset
The middle mark in the sky to show noontide
The rain with the wavy lines decending from the cloud
On the right the arc dotted and with stars represents night time
The right hand tee pee is the medicine tee pee
The tree that comes to the left of it is symbol for an old tree
The teepee to the left is a symbol of plenty of food
The man the pregnant woman is a pictogram i made myself and she is holding another child
The symbol of the running horses for freedom
And then the corn crop for food
The three "crosses in the sky" are geese
The triangle shapes are mountains so all things good inside the bow and arc of the earth!
I made up the water pictogram myself and there are a few fish in there if you look
i wanted to show what is precious
so here is the message that I learned from doing Urgent evoke
Oh the Cross on the left hand side represents my Christianity!
Ok so you see the big head and it looks like it is throwing up? There on the left
that means intense talking!!!
I talked intensely about Direction which it the first three figures,I was seeking direction and moving!
The next symbol is me as woman opeing her heart so that she could hear
The hearing symbol is the one with the figure with wavy lines coming out either side of its head
ok so the man symbol is next cause I had to listen to man as in human
The next symbol means wise man because I spoke to many wise people
Because of the schism on Evoke people getting mad and getting booted
I drew the next symbol of the Indian and the soldier which represent making peace
So the next symbol is the feather which means Power
There was great power in making peace so that led to a treaty (of sorts) so people would move on to do more great thing which the cross pipes and the two figures means
At that time I was thrown into great doubt about what I was doing on Evoke and realized how important it really was to me but I freaked out and almost quit
The next symbol is two hands are thrown up in supplication for help,,,many agents helped encourage me I moved on and did that post about the bomb shelter~! So I threw up supplication to the Lord and my friends Oh my I needed help!!! I froze~~
The next picto is Discovery!!!!!! cause I just went forward and broke through the wall and made the post of the
bomb shelter and came up with this idea of the pictograms and I even
went out and took pictures and video at an eco village for the course!
i really like this next part
So the three dudes together with the hair sticking up are all of the same tribe just as we are of the same tribe on evoke
The dude sitting down with the pipe represents the sociaizing that we did as a tribe
The symbol next to him is the watercarrier symbol which struck a nerve with people and how horrible it was for women and children to have to work so hard to carry water
The next symbol is inspiration because all of the other things that I had done on evoke inspired me
That included the recycle pictogram
The water pictogram (I came up with that one) cause water is a precious resource
And the pole with the three arms on it represents wind farms
The very last one the hand means I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in regards to the art and finishing the program!!!!!