"In this painting, the scene is reminiscent of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring a fallen Star Destroyer Imperial battleship in sand dunes of Jakku. This image also reminds me of being a kid wandering around and exploring sand dunes around Tuba City, Arizona, on the Navajo
Reservation. The fallen spaceship contrasts with the elderly Navajo woman herding sheep through the desert. The ship can also symbolize waste eroding in the desert, uranium fallout from mines or other environmental issues facing Indigenous peoples." - Ryan Singer (Diné)
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Shown: Ryan Singer (Diné), Fallen Star Destroyer, acrylic on canvas, collection of Eric Laurence.