To submit a comment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Description found in Archives
Series consists of
Series part of
Place of creation
Scope and content
The series consists of five (5) original prints (serigraphs) published during the period 1990-1994, by David Neel Jr., British Columbia native Indian artist (b. 1960). Four of these prints represent the artists visual impressions of certain important contemporary issues/events significantly affecting the First Nations peoples at the time that they were created. The fifth print contains a symbolic representation of the artist's family and ancestors in the form of a genealogical mosaic using traditional Kwagiutl art forms. The issues and/or events represented on the first category of print include: "Just Say No" - commemorating Elijah Harper's role in the Meech Lake negotiations in June 1990; "Life on the 18th Hole" - commemorating the stand-off at Oka, Quebec, in August 1990; "Trial of Tears" - depicting Native Indian Elder Mary Jackson upon hearing the outcome of the Gitskan / Wet'suet'en land-claim trial, 8 March 1991; "Out of Sight / Out of Mind" - documenting the struggles of the Innu people with the issues of low-level military test flights in the North and the social problems of the Davis Inlet community, 1994; The remaining print: "Kwagiutl Family Portrait", is representative of the genealogical make-up of the artist's family including his artistic lineage traced back through several generations.
Records must be consulted under the supervision of an art archivist.
Copyright: David Neel
Credit: David Neel / National Archives of Canada
See ICON for item-level descriptions. (Electronic)
- Date modified: