"Métis Rose II"
by Kristi Bridgeman and Lisa Shepherd
“Métis Rose II” is inspired by the history and ancestral journey of our Metis Grandmothers.
Endemic flowers clockwise: yellow mountain columbine, red wood lily, blue alpine gentian, and pale white and pink spring beauty.
Métis Rose II connects us to our beginnings. The land is represented by native wildflowers on a foundation of smokey moose hide. Lovingly supported by the outer-most zigzagged border designs of our Haudenosaunee great grandmothers, we travel inwards with the story of our art—which marks our place in time. The journey continues with harvested porcupine quills in the four directions and embroidered herringbone stitch around the wheel, telling us of the arrival of our European ancestors and the needlework taught to us by the Ursaline Nuns. The iconic floral designs carried on with the arrival of trade beads, identifying us as the Flower Beadwork People. In the centre is the beaded Rose, representing the Métis women of today. To read about this artist collaboration, see this web page.
*ART CARDS: 6"x6" greeting card. Includes design story, artist bio, and envelope. If matted, off-white non-yellowing mat is added to the print, perfect for framing. Printed locally, 100% recycled FSC-certified paper.
*PRINTS: The large print image itself is 12"x12" and the paper extends to 13"x13". If matted, off-white non-yellowing mat is added to the print, perfect for framing. Includes design story and artist bio. Printed locally, 100% recycled FSC-certified paper.
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