Once in a while I come across work that inspires me to keep trying, keep working at my art. I have been reading, “In the Spirit of Crazy Horse”, by the great American author Peter Matthiessen which tells the story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI’s 1970s and ongoing war on the American Indian Movement. The book was first published in 1983 then suppressed by FBI-sponsored lawsuits for several years. Leonard Peltier is still in prison, recognised around the world as a political prisoner, framed by the FBI and the US judicial system.
Leonard Peltier’s art can be found easily enough on the web, his story continues. The FBI continue to try and suppress his art.