Textile - Linda Mackay
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Canadian Roots - O Canada

"Canadian Roots - O Canada" Textile, 15"x23"
The rift between the native Canadians and the more recent Canadians is depicted in the torn fabric in the nation- a chasm of differences in outlook, education, life values, etc. The rooted horse still represents all of Canada but in this version, the natives views are shown with the use of teepees embroidered in the mane and a large arrow in one direction. The national Canadian view is shown with the maple leaf tail and the beginning of the national anthem 'Oh Canada...' which might also be construed in this case as a lament.