SCCLD has commissioned an original art piece from Native American artist, Mariza Ryce Aparicio-Tovar. The piece is inspired by Mount Umunhum, the third largest mountain peak in the Bay Area (3,468 feet) and a long-standing sacred place to the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. The flower in the center is called a Blazing Star (Mentzelia Lindleyi), and is both a local flower as well as one that can be found on Mount Umunhum. The colors in the background of the flower were inspired by sunsets that can often be seen against the mountain.
For the month of November, you can earn a pin made with this beautiful piece of art! Simply sign up for our Native American Heritage Month Beanstack Challenge. Once completed, you will be eligible to pick up this pin at any of your local SCCLD libraries.
Happy Native American Heritage Month!