by Macy Cummings

When I created this piece, I was visiting Flagstaff. For those who are unfamiliar, Flagstaff is about five hours North of Tucson. Although it is still in Arizona, it is a whole different environment- socially and geographically. I love Flagstaff, but Tucson is my home and I missed her, so I created this piece which includes various items and trinkets that remind me of my home and the beauty that is Tucson. I chose to create this on black paper with white ink to remove any distractions from what is drawn. The title of this piece is Daḑhakdam. This is a Papago (O’odham Tribe’s language) word which means “one that stays at home”.