Illusion drawing depicting 1835 when the Cherokee’s world turned Topsy Turvy. A time when the most infamous of the treaties was negotiated at New Echota, Georgia, the Cherokee capital. The treaty was never ratified, but less than three years later federal troops began to round up the eighteen thousand Cherokees.
By riverboat, wagon and horseback, but mainly on foot, the Cherokee began their forced exile across the Mississippi. Over four thousand men, women and children died on that fateful journey. The silent graves stretching from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains to their new territory in the West, mark what has come to be known today as the Trail Of Tears.
Materials: Illusion Ink drawing on canvas.