By Salisha Old Bull
Mixed Media Painting
This work is about land with no boundaries and historic forms of art, in the form of pictographs. Hands with natural pigments seem to act as place markers or a sign of Indigenous presence. The combined concepts are meant exude a sense of cultural empowerment and land acknowledgement.
Salisha Old Bull (Salish/ Crow) is motivated by the Salish history and Indigenous place-based knowledge. She was raised by fierce Salish women and is strongly influenced by cultural preservation and she enjoys combining imagery that reflects cultural values.