by Kristi Bridgeman & Lisa Shepherd
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Kristi Bridgeman & Lisa Shepherd
When the north wind blows through the leaves of the trembling aspen, the rattling sound lets us know that our ancestors are with us. These whispering winds are called Kiwetin. Even after our ancestors leave our world to go to Spirit, they can still deliver us old knowledge and teachings if we just listen.
Mixed media: moose hide, glass beads, 24K gold beads, sepia ink, watercolour, opalescent medium on paper.
This original work is 26” x 26” and has been shadow box framed with archival and anti-glare glass.
About Forget-me-not, Métis Rose: the Far West
Forget-me-not, Métis Rose: the Far West is the third body of collaborative work in the Forget-me-not, Métis Rose touring exhibition by cousins Lisa Shepherd and Kristi Bridgeman. The Far West collection celebrates the culture, tenacity and indeed the very existence of Métis people in British Columbia. The first Forget-me-not, Métis Rose collection showed at the Jasper Museum & Archives and celebrated the Métis stories and the plants endemic to that area, while the second collection showed at the Musée Heritage Museum in St. Albert, Alberta, and told a broader story of the Métis across the prairies. This latest collection, the Far West, localizes the story for the Métis of British Columbia, an often invisible group of people too often viewed through a pan-Indigenous lens. These are their distinct stories.
About the collaboration
Lisa Shepherd and Kristi Bridgeman, Métis artists, met serendipitously through an artist group, where they exchanged stories of family and ancestry. As they pieced together their stories, they began to realize their connection through their common ancestor Suzette Swift. With Suzette watching over them, the artists share their knowledge, explore their culture and create a collaborative body of work honour their Grandmothers and Métis ancestral designs.
This original piece is for sale.
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