Beth’s comment:- The Lenape Indians thought it was rude/wrong to point a finger at another. When they wanted to get the attention of another in that direct way- they held up a feather.
So- in my painting, the Lenape woman is holding a feather up to us- in an attempt to draw our attention to the abundance and wealth of resources at our disposal. It is a cautionary gesture. Her other hand is pointing downward toward the bed of oysters she stands on. In the water we will see fish and water-life revealed as well.