Junk Mail Art: Turtle
endless change our eyes
opened our feet contain both
highways and home
For many Native American tribes, turtle carries the weight of the earth on her back. Her shell contains the heavens, her body the underworld, and sacred writings and maps cover the shell. A symbol of creation, protection, and longevity, she is the keeper of the doors, the mediator between land and water, heaven and earth.
My collage is based on a Navajo turtle image.