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    This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 23 November, 2016.

    Water Protector


    Garnet Tobacco, of Cree heritage, has been struck by the struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux to protect their water and sacred places. Garnet grew up in the same prairies and plains as the Sioux, though in Manitoba -- just north of North Dakota. He has lived in the freezing temperatures, the same blasting winds. There are battles to protect water and sacred lands in British Columbia also, where Garnet now lives, and in this painting he has portrayed a Northwest Coast Indigenous woman, complete with the button blanket that has a strong history among the many nations of the Coast. She also wears the conical, flat-topped hat, woven of cedar bark. This beautiful image is a synthesis of style and feeling -- of common concerns across space and nations. Garnet has left a "frame" of the white border of the canvas art board. It is painted -- using sponges only-- with acrylic paint. V 14" x H 11". 260 grams.

Keywords: Aboriginal art, Indian art, First Nations, Haida, Tsekani, KwAGiulth, Cree, Coast Salish, West Coast, Coastal, British Columbia, BC, Canada, Lower Mainland, North Vancouver, Indian carvings, Indian paintings, carvings, drawings, jewelry, pendants, medallions, crests, clan, painting, carve, street art, online gallery, online store, online shop, shopping, gifts, homeless, Downtown East Side, DTES, Vancouver, poverty, vulnerable, at risk, near homeless, shelters, plaques, awards, fair trade, Marylee Stephenson.


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