By Frederick R. McDonald
Ancestral photos is a retrospective of the artwork and lifetime of Frederick R. McDonald, considered one of Albertas most fun Alberta First countries artists operating this day, and a party of a wealthy Cree historical past. With one foot on the earth of his ancestral peoples, and the opposite within the realm of latest Canadian society, McDonald paints from a distinct standpoint and makes use of his paintings to speak the tradition and spirituality of his ancestors. because the first publication within the paintings in Profile sequence, Ancestral pictures is a trip into the inventive global of 1 of Canadas up and coming First international locations artists.
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Nils had his scuba-diving certificate, so, when we got there, he did his scuba thing while I snorkelled with the other tourists. This was enough to get my attention; within a month, I had my own scuba-diving, advanced and underwater photography certificates. I loved the reef and all the animals and fishes that live there. I was really overwhelmed that I was able to swim with the fishes, that I could touch a moray eel, which is actually quite timid, and that I was able to dive with two very large whales.
I recognize those things that make an individual unique, and, if this helps me to be a better person, then I try to make these characteristics my own; I am a person who is always looking for a way to improve myself, my life, and, at the same time, my art. 21 The Bravest of Us All.... 1993 Acrylic on canvas 36" ∞ 48" (poem and painting are dedicated to my brother) (personal collection) 22 The Bravest of Us All.... And never again shall his laughter be heard, Or his humour which caused such levity, Or the warmth and concern from every word Of his gregarious and uninhibited integrity.
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Ancestral Portraits: The Colour of My People (Art in Profile) by Frederick R. McDonald