Provider (Bison) / 24x24 / acrylic on canvas
When we brought our first daughter away to university in southern Alberta a number of years ago we were fortunate to watch a tipi raising which was so inspiring. And then a year later as we travelled through Montana, we witnessed another and I wasn't able to get the beautiful images from my mind. Growing up in northern Manitoba, I had the great privilege of spending time in tipis in the summertime and I knew I had to honour those who lived in this land before us. The bison represents abundance and that's how I feel...I really feel so lucky to live here, too.