Veronica Funk "Brave"
Veronica Funk "Brave" acrylic on canvas 30" x 36"
Inglewood Fine Arts presents a new series of works by Veronica Funk. The exhibition runs from November 3 to November 18, 2012.
The opening reception with the artist in attendance will be held on November 3, 2012 from 1 pm to 5 pm.
"Growing up in Northern Manitoba, my entire world was influenced by the Cree culture in which I was immersed. As a young girl, on one of my many trips up the Churchill River, I saw my first pictographs drawn on stone outcroppings high above the waterline, and yet so far down from the land that sat on top of it that I wondered how anyone could reach that space to draw in our time, never mind thousands of years ago. This place north of 56 where I learned to survive in the wilderness as part of my public education; where we came together to celebrate the Winter Carnival, racing in snowshoes, baking bannock, watching the dog sled races; where we were raised to nurture nature. I never wanted to leave. And now, I have finally found a way to fill the hole left in my heart when I left the north. This work, each piece both a representation of and also physically a sacred vessel for me, is filled with the images, colors and symbols of my memory." Veronica Funk