From late February to the beginning of March 2017, I was the Nigig Artist in Residence at OCAD University, in Toronto, Ontario. During my time there, I explored culturally relevant designs and created a graphic set based on and inspired by Anishinaabe floral beadwork, with the intention of expanding resources for Anishinaabe and other Native peoples, communities, and institutions. As floral beadwork is influenced by cross-cultural interactions with Europeans, I created this particular floral set with the intention that it can be used by anyone, although the visuals will have particular resonance with Native people. My hope is that these designs can be used in art and designs, in both the digital and non-digital realms. The designs were given to attendees at the closing reception for the residency, the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, and the Native Justice Coalition, among others. The Royal Ontario Museum used graphics for signage in their exhibition Anishinaabeg: Art & Power.
Please feel free to use the floral set in promotional materials as well as beadwork, embroidery, and other projects. Send me your photos, and I’ll post them here!
Zip file includes the following:
- Black and White Floral PDF
- Color Floral PDF
- Black and White .svg files, .ai files, .png files, .jpg files
- Color .svg files, .ai files, .png files, .jpg files