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Alan SyliboyAlan Syliboy - The Dream Canoe
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The Dream Canoe

I am a Mi'kmaq artist living on the Millbrook First Nation reserve outside of Truro, Nova Scotia. Sometime in the mid-80’s, I was visiting the Afton reserve where I developed many lasting friendships.  I came upon the Prosper kids playing in a canoe on a summer’s day.  This took me back instantly to many summer days of my childhood where I did the exact same thing.  But now, I was an observer.  I was lucky to have my camera with me and that I went unnoticed (which would have broken the spell).  This is the closest I’ll ever come to re-living a moment of my childhood.  This painting will forever take us back to a warm summer’s day on a voyage with your best friends. Most of my subjects deal with the concept of family - their searches, struggles and strength. All of these things are part of my art, and my art gives me strength for my continuing spiritual quest.

 

The Dream Canoe
The Dream Canoe
The Dream Canoe
The Dream Canoe
The Dream Canoe
The Dream Canoe
The Dream Canoe
The Dream Canoe
The Dream Canoe
The Dream Canoe