George Littlechild: The Spirit Giggles Within [NOOK Book]

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George Littlechild: The Spirit Giggles Within is a stunning retrospective of a career that has spanned nearly four decades. Featuring more than 150 of the Plains Cree artist’s mixed-media works, this sumptuous collection showcases the bold swaths of colour and subtle textures of Littlechild’s work.



Littlechild has never shied away from political or social themes. His paintings blaze with strong emotions ranging from anger to compassion, humour to spiritualism. Fully embracing...

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Overview

George Littlechild: The Spirit Giggles Within is a stunning retrospective of a career that has spanned nearly four decades. Featuring more than 150 of the Plains Cree artist’s mixed-media works, this sumptuous collection showcases the bold swaths of colour and subtle textures of Littlechild’s work.



Littlechild has never shied away from political or social themes. His paintings blaze with strong emotions ranging from anger to compassion, humour to spiritualism. Fully embracing his Plains Cree heritage, he combines traditional Cree elements like horses and transformative or iconic creatures with his own family and personal symbols in a unique approach.



George Littlechild: The Spirit Giggles Within shows the evolution of an artist from his earliest works to the present day, including hints of future directions and themes. An insightful foreword by artist and curator Ryan Rice, a Mohawk from the Kahnawake First Nation in Quebec, and Littlechild’s reflections on each piece build a broad understanding of Littlechild’s work, his life and his views on the role of art within all cultures.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781927051986
  • Publisher: Heritage House
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 30 MB
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Meet the Author

George Littlechild was born in Alberta, the son of a Plains Cree mother and a Celtic father, and was raised by foster parents in Edmonton. George has exhibited in galleries around the world, and his art is in several important collections. Many of his paintings are inspired by the Cree concept of Wahkomkanak, which means “our ancestors.” He has also written and illustrated several children’s books, including This Land is My Land, which won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. He lives in Courtenay, BC.

Ryan Rice has worked at various museums and galleries, including the Iroquois Indian Museum and the Walter Phillips Art Gallery. His articles have been published in such periodicals as Canadian Art and BlackFlash. Rice is a co-founder and former director of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective. He is chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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