LIMITED EDITION ART PRINTS - Every Child Matters - Proceeds to IRSSS
Two prints available.Two Limited Edition Prints. Proceeds to go to the Indian Residential School Survivors SocietyWilliam Monague Print is titled Eagle Protector. Betty Albert's print is titled Every Child Matters.Each edition will have a run of 495. Each piece will include a certificate of authenticity.Prints can be on paper or canvas
Paper:16 x 20" Paper (poster)20" x 25.5" Matted paper24 5/8 x 30" Matter and framed paperCanvas:17 x 20.5 " Unstretched Canvas13 x 16.5 " Stretched Canvas15 x 18.5 " Stretched & Framed CanvasAbout the Artists:
William Monague is a self taught Ojibwa artist from the Beausoleil First Nation artist. Monague grew up on an isolated island with no access to formal education or training in the arts. Monague – “Abwaudung” (The Visionary or Dreamer) discovered inspiration in the traditional teachings of Mother Earth, Spirit World and in the beauty of nature and in the Georgian Bay shores that surrounded him. Initially he was using the woodland style but soon developed his own more contemporary style of art. During the 1970’s and 80’s Monague followed the Pow Wow circuit in a van with his family down to Mexico. His work ended up in various museums and galleries along the way. Monague donates his time and artwork to many worthwhile causes, while helping others. “I feel my art speaks to my culture. I have made a name for myself with my work and reputation but it has taken a long time.” After 45 years of painting, he continues his artistic lifelong journey with his family.
Betty Albert was adopted and raised by French Canadian parents in Northern Ontario. She spent time on Vancouver Island where both of her interests in art and spirituality surfaced. During the next twenty years, she worked with pen and ink, and improved her artistic techniques.
Circumstances eventually brought her back to her Native American father, discovering her birthright as a Cree. Betty then began an art business with her father called “Wabimeguil Art Studio,” which distributes art throughout North America. Like many Cree people, dreams play an important part of her life and her work. She discovered that her dream people were faceless and this is evident in some of her work. Her art allows the viewer to experience tradition, action, and a deep spirituality. Her use of vibrant acrylic colors begs us to view creation in a new way. Albert created this piece after the news about the 215 kids found in Kamloops. There are 215 stars in the background of the image.