My combat experience will always flavor my work to a degree.
Those I know and respected who will never return, deserve emotional commitment because they will always be there at my side, in humor and in death. One in particular, my brother Johnathon Three Trees, influences my creativity in his death as much as I do in life.Often I will honor T.T. by adding his name, three individual trees,to a piece just as I place both my Native and Christian names on each piece (Roy & Lookingbull). T.T. was half Dine' and half Absaroke;he could move through the jungle like smoke. He gifted me my 'during life' name "Lookingbull" and my 'crossing over' name, which is never to be spoken. That name permits one to begin all things anew with the Father.