These watercolor paintings were done while I was still in high school. The content was based on things happening in my life at the time and reflected some of the trends in aboriginal art of the 90s.
|"ORLOFF LAKE" 1994|
Orloff Lake was a place my family and I went to for vacations. It was a hunting cabin by a remote lake and was only accessible by ATV. It was so beautiful and untouched. I have so many great memories of this place and I can see why I chose to paint about it.
Mother Earth was a painting I did based on my own mother, the traditional Mother Earth and the virgin mother Mary.
Ice Fishing is a painting I did for my Grandpa Francis. We used to go out on the ice together in the winter to pull up a net full of fish.
Pride is a very relevant and telltale sign of the times. This was created while I was in the prime of my sexual and spiritual identity exploration, figuring out what it menat to be a gay aboriginal teen living in northern alberta.