Camela Manheimer (Navajo)
Pressed flowers (species native to northern Arizona), archival photo prints (courtesy of CSWS Archives, VI.4)
I wanted to show what FLC used to be and show the historical trauma that those individuals faced while at the Fort. This is something that shouldn’t be hidden from the college’s history. The pressed plants represent growth and ‘moving forward’ from this historical trauma. The plants are dried plants that I picked in Arizona (home) in summer 2021. I like to think of the pressed plants as a metaphor to preserve the history of FLC.