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U018.9.1
Artist / Maker : Littlechild, George
Title : Idle No More
Date (Execution) : 2012
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Cree
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Mixed Media on Paper
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : mixed media works
Visual Description : Colourful mixed media painting with two mirrored figures on the left and right side of the work. Between them is a red bird with feather hanging from each of its wings.
Accession # : U018.9.1
Width (cm) : 60.96
Height (cm) : 91.40
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift of George Littlechild
Artist Statement : "If I were to ask myself why I create the art I do; I would have to answer: “It is what I was born to do. It is my passion, my joy, as my art has been there throughout my life’s journey!” If I were asked what kind of art I create; I would answer by saying, “It is art that speaks from the heart, the social and the Political.” My art is charged with energy and colour, vibrant, magical, & thus enabling the soul to travel. I envision, I rely on the intuitive, the spiritual, the emotional. To tell stories through my art. I am a storyteller, a visualist. A conveyer of messages… I began to create art as a small boy. My foster mother saw that I had a talent, at a very young age. She was encouraging, loving… She saw the gift in me. Scribblers were filled, art lessons began at an early age… Art school, exhibition and books, lectures, and teaching. In my work, I am committed to righting the wrongs that First Nations peoples have endured by creating art that focuses on cultural, social and political injustices. As an artist, educator and cultural worker, my goal is a better world. It is my job to show the pride, strength and beauty of First Nations people and cultures, and contribute to the betterment of mankind". Source: General Artist Statement from Littlechild's Website http://georgelittlechild.com/about-george/