A Travelogue of Loving Compassion
Artist Roy Boney, Jr. has created a graphic novella reflecting on love and forgiveness. "A Pilgrimage of Love and Forgiveness," brings to life an inner journey the artist has as he travels to Assisi, Italy, for a Fetzer Institute event.
The six-page work depicts Boney’s musings on the force of love and forgiveness in his life and his heritage. In one frame, he writes “the values the Institute wishes to foster are central to the Cherokee worldview.” His story, which reflects a deep appreciation for moments in time, past and present, is a unique depiction of emotion, wisdom, and experience for which the Institute is grateful.
Roy Boney, Jr. is a recognized comic artist, fine artist, computer animator, and language preservationist from Locust Grove, Oklahoma. He is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a hereditary member of the Deer Clan. With Matthew Sheperd, Boney created the graphic novel series, Dead Eyes Open, published by Slave Labor Graphics. From a comic background, Boney ventured into fine art drawing and painting. His fine art debut in 2006 yielded the Grand Prize at the Cherokee Heritage Center's Trail of Tears art show and inclusion in the traveling exhibit, Frybread and Roses: The Art of Native American Labor. Several of his paintings are in the permanent collection of the Sequoyah National Research Center.
This is a project of the Fetzer Advisory Committee on Information and Communications Professions.
Graphic Novella: PDF of "A Pilgrimage of Love and Forgiveness"