An abalone shell holds a smoking sage bundle and a braid of sweetgrass lies next to it. This is smudging. It's a sacred act meant to cleanse the energies of the person or space who is being smudged.
It's painted on the scrip application of my ancestors. It tells me about the history of my people and where we come from. That is a gold mine in terms of doing Métis genealogy. The text on the page says
"Are you a member of any Indian band? No, but I was until 1891 when my father took his discharge. I have no certificate nor witness to prove my discharge from treaty. We lived at Gambler Indian Reserve at Fort Ellice, Man. This reserve has since been repossessed by the government and is now all being taken up by settlers. I will take scrip for 240 acres of land. "
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.