Hi, I'm Ben Mercer. Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Author, Astrophysicist, Banana Eater, Brain Surgeon, Mountain Climber, Cosmonaut, Bounty Hunter, Tactical Expert, Sock Wearer, Puppet Manipulator and List Writer.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
October 20th 2010: Karonienhawi
This illustration is actually part of my uni project but it took so long I thought I'd just use it as part of my one a day work. The woman depicted is Matilda Joslyn Gage who was an activist in America in the 1800s. She had many causes including Pro-Life, Womens rights, the Underground Railway and Native American Rights. The Native American part is obviously applied here & the name Karonienhawi is the name that the Iroquois tribe, who she spent time with, gave to her. It means 'She who holds up the sky'.