Lisa Shepherd & Kristi Bridgeman
Resilient and self-sufficient, Métis people and communities have come up from under oppression. With a strong sense of the children as our greatest hope for a good future, families work hard to see their young people through secondary education, college and university. It’s these well-educated young people that are becoming the change makers toward a just and equitable society. Kaskihtamâsowin, “success” in the Michif language, celebrates our graduates and our pride for all that has been overcome.
Mixed media: glass beads, porcupine quills, velvet, metal jingle, horsehair, sepia ink, watercolour on paper.
The original artwork is 26” x 26” and has been shadow box framed with archival and anti-glare glass. Price: $4200.00
The canvas print is 24" x 24", stretched on a 1.5" frame, with a black edge finish and is finished with a matt UV film to enhance the colors and protect your print from scratches and fading. The canvas print is ready for hanging as is, or you could frame it in a floater frame. Please allow three weeks for delivery. Price: $450.00
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.