sábado, 26 de enero de 2008

IF Tales and Leyends / Cuentos y Leyendas

Muere Mary Smith y, con ella, un idioma.
La jefa de tribu Mary Smith Jones, última nativa de Alaska que hablaba la lengua Eyak, murió esta semana en su cama a los 89 años de edad.
Había nacido en 1918 en Córdova (Alaska) y vivió sus últimos años en Anchorage, era la última eyak de pura sangre y jefa de su menguante tribu, a la que había conducido en una batalla legal contra las grandes empresas madereras que talaban bosques ancestrales.

Esta es mi idea para Illustration Friday de esta semana, una mujer que muere, una mujer que guardaba un tesoro: un idioma que hoy ya es LEYENDA.
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Mary Smith dies and, with her, a language.
The tribe female leader Mary Smith Jones, last native of Alaska that spoke the Eyak language, died this week in her bed to the 89 years of age. She had been born in 1918 in Córdova (Alaska) and lived his last years in Anchorage, was last eyak of pure blood and female leader of his declining tribe, to whom she had lead in a legal battle against the great lumber companies that destroyed ancestral forests.

This is my idea for Illustration Friday of this week, a woman who dies, a woman who kept a treasure: a language that today already is LEGEND.

11 comentarios:

Danarella dijo...

I love the story. In a way it is very inspirational. I also love the illustration. Oh, and thanks for the comment on my blog ;-)

Wolf dijo...

A wonderful illustration about a noble subject. I had no idea she passed recently.

COBOL dijo...

a beautiful illustration, it is sad for a language to disappear but I suppose it is also part of the inevitable course of history

Lianne dijo...

That is such a touching illustration. There is this serenity about her pose that I best portrays the accompanying article.

The death of traditions is something that's really sad to me. Here's hoping there is something recorded for posterity for future generations.

Thank you for your comment on my last week's illo, btw. :)

nessadee dijo...

Beautiful, sincere illustration. Very moving.

Carmen Saldaña dijo...

Me encanta el sentido de esta ilustración, muy emotivo (además de muy bonita). Supongo que se murió también un trocito de historia....:-(
Gracias por tu visita, eres my amable¡

Dee dijo...

Wonderful line work and colors. I really like how peaceful she seems.

Christophe dijo...

A shame to see languages and traditions disappear. Your illustration is really nice, there's a feeling of kindness and wisdom about it.

platitudinal dijo...

The idea of this illustration is superb. It is a great tribute to this woman and for a lost precious treasure. How tragic for that culture.
* I am at awe on how you use your art in bringing up some important issues in life and society.

Kimberly Robello dijo...

Beautiful illustration. I love your style. Great choice of legend to do.

Anónimo dijo...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!