Faux Leather Wallet by Daphne Odjig, Potawatomi
"Those ancient ones who walked here before us have always had a powerful influence on my work, both in my illustrations of our legends and in my introspective works, as I learned to listen to my Spirit Guide." - Daphne Odjig.
Daphne Odjig (1919 - 2016) is one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous painters and printmakers. Born on Manitoulin Island’s Wikwemikong reserve of Odawa, Potawatomi and English heritage, she first learned art-making from her grandfather, Jonas Odjig, a tombstone carver who taught her to draw and paint. She later moved to British Columbia. Odjig’s style, which underwent several developments and adaptations from decade to decade, manages to always remain identifiable. Mixing traditional styles and imagery with European Cubist and Surrealist influences, Odjig’s work is defined by curving contours, strong outlining, overlapping shapes and an amazing sense of colour. Her work has addressed issues of colonization, the displacement of Indigenous Peoples, and the status of Indigenous women and children, bringing political issues to the forefront of her contemporary art practice.
Wallet Dimensions: 19 x 10 x 3 cm
Box Colour Colour: Black
Each item comes beautifully packaged in a sleek black box with silver embossed text, a black fabric pouch, an artist biography and design information for instant gift giving.
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