Reconciliation is possible
The artist, who is a status Indian (First Nations) has seen for himself how art can be a healing thing. His large mural,‘ Nil,tu/o’, created some years ago in Sidney, BC, brought all segments of the community together, despite conflicts and issues that had gone on for a century. It became a catalyst for change, in a community that did not even realize change was possible. Native and non native, young and old all celebrated its unveiling together, and it has become a much loved part of the community.
A hard copy of this conceptual proposal with more photos and additional details about the artist's vision for this project is available by request.
Above photo: mural 'Nil,tu/o', originally created in 1998, for Telus, on their building in Sidney, BC. Created with support and funding from Telus and the people and businesses of Sidney, and historical and cultural guidance from the Chief and Elders of the Tseykum and other Salish communities on the Saanich Peninsula.
Art for Truth and Reconciliation
It its the artist's intention to create this graphic image as a small pin that can be worn to show support for the Truth and Reconciliation process, and to celebrate its achievement.
It has been a long and winding path to get to this point in the reconciliation process, but balance can be achieved,
will be achieved, if those involved come together.