Limited edition of Memorare, Sand Creek 1864

The cost of the expansion of the American West was frequently paid in sacrifice and lost lives. On November 29, 1864, 700 American soldiers killed 400 Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women, and children at their encampment in eastern Colorado. The unarmed inhabitants of the camp had no chance to escape.

I wanted to memorialize this event since learning of it decades ago and insisted that the piece to be a poignant reminder without sensationalism. I mulled this composition for years before finally finding my motivation in Michelangelo’s Pieta .

Give Me Eighty Men

Edition of 18. 33″h x 13″w x 13″d