“Where Do We Go From Here”
acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48″
by Ruth Chase
ABOUT THE PAINTING
An interpretation of a photo from 1967:
Shelly Covert being held by Grandpa Ralph, her mother Ginger (Virginia) Lee Rose-Covert and her father. ‘Nisem humwa’a’ is Nisenan for > my family is from my heart or, my heart is drawn to my family (exact translation is difficult).
Completed with permission from the Covert family, this painting expresses the significance of indigenous people to a their community. How the American dream has played a roll in their development as a tribe externally and internally.
This painting is a gift to the Covert family.
To learn more about the Nisenan: California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project