Family Portrait

Erin Stagg Fine Art

I stand holding my daughter, in an embrace with my mother beneath a weathered tree in a graveyard. We stand in the prairie, the Metis sash pattern runs through the grass. This is Metis land. This is our ancestor's land.

My fourth great grandfather, Cyprien Morin, on my mother's father's line owned this land, just outside Meadow Lake, Sask. The graveyard we are in is named after him and several of my ancestors from different branches on my family tree are buried here. My mom used to play in this tree, she grew up just a stones throw away. 

My mom, daughter, stepdad and I took a trip around Saskatchewan and visited our families lands and graves. This is one of the most meaningful places. I've depicted us in beautiful ribbon dresses, adorned with our sashes. 

The text behind it is a scrip application paper. It says "North West Halfbreed Claims commission". It shows the application from one of my ancestors from my grandfather's line. He lived just a few hours from this location.

This piece is a favorite of mine. The original will be a family heirloom. 


From my Halfbreed Mother collection. 

Original is 8.5x11, acrylic on paper

Prints are in full resolution. 

Cards are 5 x 7 matte paper with archival inks and a white border and a blank interior. Great as a card for any occasion, or for framing. 

Basic prints are 8 x 10 and have some slight cropping. On a smooth 100lb cover paper and excellent image quality

Fine Art prints are 8.5 x 11 and have the full image, as created. They are on a heavyweight matte paper with superior image quality with archival inks. Framed correctly, these will last the test of time. Comes signed and with the text above printed to go along with the image. Numbered edition of 75. 

Collections: Halfbreed Mother, Prints

Type: Prints - all together