By Frederick R. McDonald
Ancestral images is a retrospective of the paintings and lifetime of Frederick R. McDonald, one in all Albertas most enjoyable Alberta First international locations artists operating at the present time, and a party of a wealthy Cree historical past. With one foot on the earth of his ancestral peoples, and the opposite within the realm of latest Canadian society, McDonald paints from a distinct point of view and makes use of his paintings to speak the tradition and spirituality of his ancestors. because the first e-book within the artwork in Profile sequence, Ancestral snap shots is a trip into the inventive global of 1 of Canadas up and coming First countries artists.
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Unfortunately, I was to leave her, just as I was to leave my home town. This is another story, for another time. 27 Ceremony.... 1994 Acrylic on canvas 24" ∞ 32" (Collection of Fort McKay First Nations, Alberta) 28 Australian Dreams When I reached the Australian shore, Like all the travellers before, Crescendos of waves upon waves, Welcomed them and welcoming me, Washing away reality, I stepped into a sunny dream. All the people I encountered, All the places I discovered, The days, the nights experienced, In the jungle and on the sea, Stopping for a nice cup of tea, Are all parts of an ageless dream.
I question the possibility of making such sweeping generalizations. ’3 What does this say to you, especially to those of you who are not of First Nations ancestry, or to those of you who have no comprehension of what a word like “Indian” means and how it came to describe the First Nations peoples of this land? I am asking this for two reasons. The first is directed at those of you who already have some degree of understanding (the converted) or at least some degree of curiosity as to what your preconceptions are, if you have any, of what an “Indian” is.
Every experience that I will have as I continue my travels will make me the person that I will become, and, for now, knowing this and thinking this, I can accept the future. It is okay; let me dream! In the Beginning Memories are things of the past, but what about the future, what are they things of ? I consider them dreams, things that I want to do, which have not happened. Yet we might think they have no past, that they do not exist beyond just being a thought, but they are already a part of us, because the past leads us to the future and in this way the past is the future.
Ancestral Portraits: The Colour of My People (Art in Profile) by Frederick R. McDonald