Native Trails, Fresh Tracks is a book of L.Z. Liang’s artwork with descriptive notes and story to go along with the image.
For years, I had been searching for what I really wanted to paint, One day, I saw a poster in a showcase at the highway rest area, It was for the Plimoth Plantation and the Wampanoag Homesite, and out door, living history, Indian museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. What caught my attention was an Indian man in the poster who was holding a bow and arrow, and had a fox pelt quiver hanging behind his shoulder. A few days later, I went to the address on that poster and found myself standing in middle of the Indian village. There were Indian men and women dressed in deer skin garments doing all kinds of daily activities as if they were in the 1620s. I marveled at every detail I saw, such as a tree dug-out canoe, a woven basket, and a t\leather headdress. I was so excited to meet these people and eager to learn more about them. As a painter, I could not wait to put down all the fascinating stories on my canvas. After this experience, my first Indian painting, Wampanopg Hunter was born.
I hope that when people look at the paintings in this book, they can sense a certain truth in the history of American Indians, and at the same time enjoy them as works of fine art.
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