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    buffalo of the Plains
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    Patrick Hunter is a young Ojibway painter from Red Lake, Ontario. He's a neo-Woodland painter drawing inspiration from Norval Morriessau and Daphne Odjig. The powerful figure entitled "Buffalo of the Plains," reflects the sweeping, curving style and brilliant colouration of the Cree and Woodland artists that influence Patrick Hunter's work. For Patrick this portrayal of a stalwart buffalo, standing on the prairies, feet planted in a small patch of wetland, is a representation of the strength of the bison spirit, given that these huge creatures, upon which millions of individuals and diverse Aboriginal cultures depended for millenia were nearly destroyed within a very short time. Hunting, "sport," slaughter to clear the way for rail roads and farms, all tearing away at the very spirit of the peoples who created life from them. The vertical lines of the ribcage, penetrating into the hind legs, can also be understood of the near-starvation of the herds as their environment was destroyed. There has been a comeback, or at least a survival and slow increase in numbers, and the huge shoulders and heavy head speak to this strength. This limited edition print of a buffalo of the plains (though there are also woodland buffalo), is a very large painting, 18" by 12", printed on very high quality paper. It is shipped in sturdy packaging, enclosed in clear plastic. Each is signed on the front by the artist, and is numbered out of a set of 100.

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