Author Archives: art4life

About art4life

I have a visual art practice and (way too) many ideas, thoughts and opinions I want to share. Thanks for listening.

1920’s silent film,”Daughter of Dawn”

As part of my ongoing research into cowboy and indian pop culture for my Canada Council Grant, I watched this show with great interest. It had an all Native cast along with some amazingly well trained horses. I was very impressed … Continue reading

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Beginning a New Work

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 … Continue reading

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Mother/Daughter project from the 1970’s

A happy memory that really stands out for me as a teen was a project that my mom and I worked on together. We decided to create a parade costume for my horse. That project expanded into 2 parade costumes … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love a birthday!

It is my nephew’s birthday today! He is a gregarious 6 year old guy with playful eyes and a head full of ideas.  He has an equally awesome older brother. It would appear that they put as much work into … Continue reading

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This = That

I spent the morning getting very wet. I am working with an Elk hide to clean and use it for my art practice. I learned how to tan hides the Native way in 2000 and I continue to practice it. … Continue reading

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Spring – the way I see it.

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Beauty in the land as it comes back to life…

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At my own art studio-continuing my work.

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