Respect (Buffalo): For Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
Respect (Buffalo): For Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
original acrylic on canvas, 2016
48" x 60"
This is the second painting in the Reconciliation series. It connects the teaching of Respect, symbolized by the Buffalo, as a means of healing the deep personal and cultural trauma inflicted on Indigenous women. In the context of Reconciliation and healing, the painting emphasizes the importance of dignifying these vulnerable women who were treated by their predators as faceless, nameless, dehumanized objects. The hand prints acknowledge the individuality of those never found. Including reference to the ‘red dress’ movement, the painting promotes conditions where these women are at peace, their loss not in vain but, rather, serving as seeds for a safer, uplifting future.
This original is part of a series of seven paintings and can be purchased on its own for $7,500 or the full series for $45,000. A limited series of 11"x14" prints is also available.