Monday, June 27, 2022

The Bringer Of Death

 There are several works by an Indigenous artist presently on display at the OAG. Jobena Petonoquot works in various mediums with her cultural background strongly present throughout her works. This is Bringer of Death, a 2018 work.


A panel in the room goes into the background of the artist herself.


My Grandfather Trapped The Rabbit is also from 2018


Sanctuary For The Children is a 2021 work, a response to the unearthing of child graves at former residential schools. 


Gins Of The Church dates to this year. In this case gin is another word for trap, signified by the leg-trap resting on the pillow.


My Grandmother's Heart is another work by the artist.


This one, Resilient Repugnance: Baptism Gowns, speaks again to the residential school abuse that the country continues to grapple with.


Ode To My Grandfather is a 2018 work, with elaborately beaded moccasins.

28 comments:

  1. A message in each. Stay well.

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  2. I'm always interested to see new artworks, especially from different cultures.

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  3. Heart moving works each of them. Very emotional stuff.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this significant exhibit, William.

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  5. What a moving and emotional exhibit. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  6. These are all quite touching pieces.

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  7. ...I would have enjoyed seeing this in person. Thanks!

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  8. No conocía ese artista y a través de tu blog, puedo conocer sus obras.
    Feliz semana.

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  9. @Linda: definitely.

    @John: I am too.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Gemel: that is the case.

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  10. @David: you're welcome.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Jan: I think so.

    @Tom: you would.

    @Ventana: thanks.

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  11. Indigenous people in this country have much to express!

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  12. That is quite a creative display of the indigenous artist ~ so many are so creative ~


    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Nice to see this exhibit.

    All the best Jan

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  14. All that was very informative thank you William :-)

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  15. I find the Bringer of Death and those tiny clothes very beautiful.

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