This spring I received a Canada Council grant to research (and create) a new body of work. I am using my art practice to look into how much 1950’s – ’70’s Cowboy and Indian pop culture has shaped my idea of myself as a Métis person. I expect this project to be as much fun as it is revealing. I have begun recreating some of the lifestyle I had as a kid which centred around horses. The idea is to immerse myself in the stereotype as I imagined it to be and create art from that position.
This is Monday, the horse I have chosen to be my companion through this research.In the second photo we are working in the round pen. I want Monday to accept me as the leader of our ‘herd of two’ and the round pen helps with that.
I will be posting regular updates on our progress and the art that comes from my work with Monday.