Wapikanis Red Flower Blank Greeting Card
A symbol of love. Red is the colour of passion. On the Cree Medicine Wheel, Red represents the South direction - Summer, Earth, Emotion and Integrity. the flower design was inspired by a beaded deerskin bag Elizabeth received from her grandmother.
Elizabeth has used Cree syllabics to describe each image. The syllabics were invented by missionaries in Canada (1830-1860) to create a written form of Cree and Ojibway. The primary purpose was to teach Christianity to Indigenous People. Elizabeth is a member of the Mistawasis Nehiyawak in Saskatchewan. Her work is inspired by the artistic traditions and storytelling of the Plains Cree.