"Freezing Water Canon" by the EJAC Painting CoLAB
Print- Archival Ink Jet Print on Matte Paper
Paper size- 12" x 12"
This archival print is of a painting by our in-house group of artists, the EJAC Painting CoLAB. The piece was inspired by a quote from an interview with Dancing Fox, who was a Water Protector at the Standing Rock protests.
Freezing Water Cannon, 2018
Original composition by Danny Popovici
Danny Popovici, Quin Sweetman, John Teply, Joanne Kollman
Acrylic on wood
“And so I saw the protectors standing peacefully there being shot with the water cannon and it made me grieve, seriously grieve, that people will do this to peaceful protest. I had a dream. A very strong dream. I own a horse. She is from a warrior lineage. From Spanish-Andalusian bloodline. And she is not easily spooked but in the dream, I was riding her down a road towards a group of people as the sun was setting. As I was riding behind the group of people towards what became called the front line, she was spooked...And she reared up which is something she’s never done in her life. She reared up in her saddle, and I held tight to her. She reared so strongly that I could reach my arm around her neck so she was almost completely upright and I was almost standing in the saddle. And as she came down the water cannon hit us and we froze to death.”
Dancing Fox, Interview excerpt, March 2018