A NECESSARY FICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA: Entry 3 An encounter with a Pre-Contact shell gorget

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Engaging the archive with new encounters from The University of South Missouri A new panel completed for my exhibition. It is a result of my spring road trip to St. Louis. An incised shell with a birdman figure I photographed at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Left: William S. Soule, 1836-1908, Young Kiowa Man in War Dress, taken between 1867 and 1874, Fort Sill, Indian Territory (now the state of Oklahoma). [.....]

A NECESSARY FICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA: Entry 2 Birdman and Earth Mound

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Road Trip to St. Louis, Missouri to rediscover Mississippian Pre-Contact Culture The images for this new panel "Birdman and Earth Mound" were produced during my spring road trip to the St. Louis area. I was invited to speak at the University of Southern Illinois Edwardsville by Dr. Cory Willmott. The University also has a large collection of Mississippian objects, where I found this beautifully crafted figure. I felt it is [.....]

A NECESSARY FICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA: Entry 1 Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Father's Day incorporates The Bear Portraits series with a portrait by Nicholas de Grandmaison. I am in the last stage of preparation for my new exhibition "A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with Nicholas de Grandmaison" at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, next month. This is one of the new works "Happy Father's Day." More to come. This post is part of a series about the image panels selected to [.....]