69 × 489 inches
An award-winning, GSA-commissioned public artwork for the U.S. Port of Entry in Massena, NY, consisting of panoramic views of the four St. Lawrence River shorelines and three entities—Canada, Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, and the United States—at the international border. The work blends two sources: panoramic river tourist guides; and the Two Row Wampum, a purple and white beaded belt signifying an early treaty of respectful coexistence between the Iroquois and Europeans. The belt continues to function as a meaningful symbol to the Akwesasne Mohawk, whose land predates and straddles the complex border.