Women of the North is a two year billboard mural project. Women from Alogoma Manor Seniors home in Thessalon ON and Garden River First Nation participated in painting and drawing workshops; facilitated by artist Sharon Hunter.
The project honour Women Elders and Seniors from the Northern Algoma region.
Stories reflected personal, community, family which Elders and Seniors explored in their own paintings.
I drew from collective imagery and designed two 8' x 16' murals that will be installed along HWY 17. The final mural images were approved by the Women.
Look for the murals while travelling from Blind River ON-through to Sault St. Marie.
Many thanks to local geneologist Jane Smith, model Jane Oliver who posed for the mural based on stories women shared, my dear artist friend with a very keen eye who supported me with ongoing critiques, Miranda Bouchard; thank you.
This project has been generously funded by Northern Art Grant through the Ontario Arts Council