Giizhig Aanikanootaagewinini                  (bruce barry - artist)

The great artist is the simplifier. Vincent Van Gogh

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 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 LadyGuardian wp2

bear wp 2

worlf cardwface card
 
MuskOx slide  2 pg cat

 

2 headed   4 eye self

Two Headed Raven Commission in process.  (Gouache, wasp nest, canine hair, acrylic, ink, home made medium on Paper and adhered to Medicine Box.

 wp Apr2019Woodpecker 2

 

full w border

 

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.  

 

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