Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Unexpected '15: "Trail Of Tears", a new piece by D*Face in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Our friend D*Face just finished working on a second mural for the Unexpected Festival and JustKids which took place on the streets of Fort Smith in Arkansas.

Our friend D*Face just finished working on a second mural for the Unexpected Street Art Festival and JustKids which took place on the streets of Fort Smith in Arkansas.
Entitled "Trail Of Tears", the legendary British artist created this simple yet striking concept showing a large white heart, a red target and several Indian arrows. In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects.
As usual more images are awaiting for your click after the break so take a look and then drop your two cents down in our comments section.




Pictures by Rom Levy

2 comments:

  1. I am so happy with all of the artwork honoring Native Americans. I was born and raised in Fort Smith, I have always felt like the city was forever cursed until we took an honest look at history and "The Trail of Tears". I found it hilarious that certain locals were not pleased with the murals because they felt the murals "didn't have anything to do with Ft. Smith history"... BRILLIANT! Thank you for taking the time to do some research about Ft. Smith history and bringing this particular aspect to the forefront rather than painting a big fake "Rooster Cogburn/John Wayne" and Judge Parker mural... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I couldn't even look at the art without tears welling up in my eyes... This is EXACTLY what Fort Smith needed... a little artistic kick in the dick.

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  2. Thank you it's beautiful ❤️

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