Knowledge, Power, Respect

“Knowledge, Power, Respect” 30x40 oil on canvas 2021. Knowledge is Power and Power is purpose that can’t be defined by purchase. Money can’t buy Wisdom, in this country, you gotta have the Knowledge, then when you have the Knowledge, you get the Power, once you have the Power to make positive change, you get the Respect from the people. Real Power is derived from within, not what’s acquired on the outside. This is the  philosophy of our late great Apsáalooke Chief Plenty Coups (Alaxchiiaahush) who stated that “Education is your most powerful weapon. With Knowledge and education, you are the white man's equal; without it, you are his victim, and so shall remain all your lives.” Recognize, Realize, and Get Wise