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Corey Bulpitt (Haida)

Acrylic paint, spray paint and acrylic medium on canvas

8′ x 4′ diptych

“The thought behind this is how even through our darkest moments in history; the potlatch ban, residential school, government oppression, we are still remain Haida. No matter what happened our culture still prevailed in the darkness and still shines through even if it is unnoticed. For some it is easy to see and for others it may not be so obvious even right in front of their eyes. I also wanted to give a nod to argillite carvers such as Lois Collinson who quietly kept the stories alive throughout the dark times, carving argillite poles depicting our ancient stories.”