Lauren Crazybull #09 Sikapinakii
By Lauren Crazybull
Amiskwaciwâskahikan | Treaty 6 Territory, Edmonton, AB
|Dimensions||48 × 48 in|
Acrylic on stretched canvas, framed
This work aims to examine the function of colonialism in portraiture and other histories that aren’t always truthful representations of Indigenous existence. As such, my portraits describe Indigenous people as they appear to me. Through my work, I celebrate nuanced experiences and seek a sincere understanding of the many facets of Indigenous life. “Sikapinakii” is a portrait made during the pandemic. There is complexity in Indigenous representation. I want to create representations that are true to each person, in this case: Sikapinakii. I am honoured to have created this work.