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Indigenous Artist

in·dig·e·nous        /inˈdijənəs/    adjective: indigenous
originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native. "the indigenous artist"

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off horse

Monochrome Bison Set

Bison with Calf

Bison w calf

Bison Sitting

sitting bison 1  Sitting Bison w Notes

Guardian wp2

b R U C E    b A R R Y  - Artist      Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.” ― Eugène Ionesco

bear wp 2

 

full w border

the law

 

I see the law, in a way, part elephant mixed with an element of eagle.  

The metaphorical eagle looks out about over the people, a symbol asserting that ‘the law’ protects what is "right and just", and also protects the weak and powerless, concerns itself with searching for  "the truth", it guides 'the way' with the light to the world.

When it turns, the law is an elephant, long in memory but not aware of how much weight it stomps around with, and thus has the capacity for ‘not good’, yet like an elephant bound by a political chain, that isn’t really capable of holding it, the elephant stays restrained.

 

Deer Woman

 

 loon painting       Best June 06

NOTE: if you go to 'free stuff', you can print a card out with each of these paintings with envelope - FREE.

Red Lady

 

worlf cardwface card
 
MuskOx slide  

 

trunkful

DIPTYCHS for couple - concept is interwoven lives and shared growth.

(Gouache, acrylic, wasp nest on hand made paper)

Mark 1        Mark 2

Red Necklace

Red Necklace

Red Deer BEST

New 'Art Echo' added to Silhouette Project

foster kids

This art echo came from discussions with adults who had 'aged out of care' and mentioned in passing, like it was normal, about having to wear a swim suit when having a bath in some of their foster homes on the theory it would discourage molestation . . . .

Click here for deconstruction of image

GIZHE-MANIDOO

This is a commission I did for the University of Calgary for their 2018 holiday card.  A deconstruction of it is on the Gizhe-Manidoo page here.

CardSelf

'Norman the Bison" [Dec/2018]

Norman 2

 

This is my response to the SIXTIES SCOOP (Nov2018)

"The Sixties Scoop refers to a practice that occurred in Canada of taking, or "scooping up", Indigenous children from their families and communities for placement in foster homes or adoption. Despite the reference to one decade, the Sixties Scoop began in the late 1950s and persisted into the 1980s."

This is a 'colour sketch', which are used to show the concept for a larger painting/sculpture, as opposed to going to the expense of stretching a canvas of the final size (approx $300.00), spending the month or so of doing the painting and then marketing it . . . this sketch is 7 x 9 inches.

half breed

(NOTEI have been commissioned to take this colour sketch to a canvas 4 feet across. [Dec2018]): I am also going to add (at the suggestion of a friend), a 'discount bin' for 'special needs Indigenous kids' . . . . why?  If you have ever dealt with 'Child Welfare' directly or via a family member, that will make a lot of sense to you.

Bruce arrow

Bird 1 

Bird 2

 

 This short 30 second film was done as a break in the studio where I have been working on owls.  An owl is a night bird, nocturnal in behaviour and temperament.  The European Settlers brought with them their beliefs that owls were witches - more colonization of Indigenous culture.  

Owls are for us Indigenous people, bringers of prophecy, wisdom and helpfulness.  They are also keepers of secrets, as they fly silent and even the deepest secrets surrender themselves to this night witness. They see much of the real world, the imperfections in humans, yet they remain nonjudgmental creatures these - they are part of the face of Creator present.

[fine art archive quality prints 20″×16″ available]

EyeChSeal

Working on right eye of Guardian 

enhanced picture of forehead of GrandFather Bear Painting

gf fhd 

TEEPEE Paintings are Canvas mounted on wood panel

TP#15

TP #16

 

 

 Owl finalMoose Label

This is a piece I did in Woodland Style - note on this style and how to 'read' a painting done in woodland style can be read by clicking here.  

 Bruce arrow

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To see a World in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour.William Blake, opening of his poem 'Auguries of Innocence, what an Artists job is . . . . .

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