Flags of Canada: Métis to Lou-Ann Neel…Posted: July 1, 2015 Filed under: IMAGES Comments Off on Flags of Canada: Métis to Lou-Ann Neel…
Patriote movement, Lower Canada, 19th century
Altered Red Ensign, Canada’s flag from the 1890s till 1965
Canada’s current flag, designed in 1964, adopted in 1965
Flag of the Iroquois Confederacy, 1980s
Native Pride flag from Kahnawake, 1990s
Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory, 1999
Mulidzas Curtis Wilson of Campbell River, B.C.: an imaginative re-design of Canada’s national flag
Lou-Ann Neel’s re-design of Canada’s national flag…
“I originally created this design to express how I see this country we call ‘Canada’. Canada is often referred to as a ‘mosaic or tapestry of multiculturalism’, and for me, as a textile artist, I thought it would be fitting to take the idea of a tapestry and the flag of Canada, and apply my own cultural and artistic practices to it.
I transformed the iconic Maple Leaf into a Raven. I chose Raven because he is known in many of our legends as a Transformer, a Messenger and a Trickster. I thought this would be an interesting and intentional use of symbols to challenge our thinking around the body politic and its intentions.”
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“Lest We Forget…”