My Son’s Footstep is designed on a letterhead from the Gem Shoe Co., Harrisburg PA, cir.1900. This piece is composed in the 1800’s ledger art style with traditional medium to that era- colored pencils.
“My Son’s footstep” draws attention to a mother kneeling, sewing a pair of moccasins for her son while deep in prayer; every stitch a single prayer to her son’s every step in life and the sacred imprint he will leave on the world and generations to come.
Four red lodges signify the four directions & amidst them, being centered among the generations and all nations. She is highlighted in blue to demonstrate holiness & along her back in red for the upcoming generations. Kneeling on green grass symbolizes humility, growth and mother earth, more so a communication, from one mother to another mother.