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Buffalo Dreaming

Maren Elliott with consultation from Emele Neufeld, Buffalo Dreaming (2016), Felt Pen on Paper, 23 x 23 inches

This piece is a portrait of  Emele Neufeld, a traditional dancer of Mi’kmaq, Cree, and Sechelt descent.
Emele was actually a collaborator as much as a subject on this piece. It was he who selected the symbols to be integrated and as the work emerged, he explained to me their significance and how they are important to him.
You can read more on this piece here