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Item Name: Painting
Title: Painted Rage
Maker: Daniel Fisher
Year: 1999
Country: First Nation; Canadian
Materials: acrylic on canvas
Measurements: overall: 4 ft x 3 ft
ID Number: PC2000.5
Legal Status: PERMANENT COLLECTION


Extended Label Info: Daniel Fisher’s powerful portrait of a Cree warrior was painted in response to a racist encounter the artist experienced as a young man. The warrior’s face embodies great strength and emotion. The Traditional Dance regalia worn in this image is based on historical war dance costumes; the colours and designs symbolize the warrior’s heritage, representing his name and family. This painting was first exhibited at the historic Albert Branch library as part of a partnership with the First Nations University of Canada (SIFC). At the request of patrons and staff, it was purchased from the artist for the Albert library collection. Fisher also worked on a tile mural for the historic Albert Branch library building in 2005. Entitled Hands of Hope, the colourful exterior mural was based on a bead work pattern, and was created in collaboration with residents and community agencies. Daniel Fisher is a Cree artist from George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan, Treaty Four territory. He studied visual art at First Nation University of Canada.