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Francis Dick

Cultural Background : Musqamakw Dzawadaenutw Band, Kwakwaka'wakw Nation

Born in 1959 into the Musqamakw Dzawadaenutw Band (the four tribes of Kingcome Inlet), Francis Dick is a contemporary aboriginal artist and a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation. She is a descendant of the supernatural Wolf, Kawadelekala, who became the first of the Kingcome people. Francis began her career as a social worker after receiving her degree from the University of Victoria, but quickly realized that her true calling in life was to honour her natural artistic talents.

Francis Dick's first aboriginal painting, Kawadelekala, was created, then published, as a way to honour her grandmother's life and spirit after her death in December of 1985. Four months later, her youngest brother, Jesse, took his own life. She created her second aboriginal painting as a way to acknowledge her love and honour for her brother. The pain of losing Jesse took her to a doorway where her journey of self discovery began through her northwest coast art.

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Origine Culturelle : Musqamakw Dzawadaenutw Band, Nation Kwakwaka'wakw

Née en 1959 dans la bande Dzawadaenutw Musqamakw (les quatre tribus de Kingcome Inlet), Francis Dick est une artiste autochtone contemporaine et membre de la nation Kwakwaka'wakw. Elle est de descendance du loup surnaturel, Kawadelekala, qui est devenu le premier de la tribu Kingcome. Francis a commencé sa carrière en tant que travailleuse sociale après avoir reçu son diplôme de l'Université de Victoria, mais s'est vite rendu compte que sa véritable vocation dans la vie était d'honorer ses talents artistiques naturels.

La première peinture aborigène de Francis Dick, Kawadelekala, a été créée, puis publiée, comme un moyen d' honorer la vie et l'esprit de sa grand-mère après sa mort en décembre 1985. Quatre mois plus tard, son plus jeune frère, Jesse, s'est enlevé la vie. Elle a créé sa deuxième peinture aborigène comme un moyen de souligner son amour et l'honneur de son frère. La douleur de perdre Jesse l'a emmenée à faire son pèlerinage de découverte de soi, commencé à travers son art de la côte nord-ouest.

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