I have a deep appreciation for indigenous artwork and I would love to share it with others that have a similar passion for creating traditional art. It has healed me when I had difficult obstacles to deal with in life. Working on projects especially with traditional and natural materials gives me a sense of connection and belonging. Art has always been a comfort to me and a safe way of expressing myself.
I plan on making this beautiful black shawl with fringe over the top and black fur sewn onto the hem around the neck connected together with an abalone button. Under the fringe I’m beading the northern lights around the shawl with trees and mountains in the front. Using seed beads for the northern lights and luminescent sequins for the stars. The lower back for the shawl I’m going to bead a group of First Nations dancing under the northern lights in a circle.