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Carl Ray "Otter", 1972

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“Otter” 1972

21 x 15 inches

30 x 23 including framing

Framed Price: $ 5500.00

By: Carl Ray, P.N.I.A.I., 1943 - 1978

Original Watercolour And Ink on Paper,

Founding member of the “Indigenous Group of Seven”.

Signed in both Syllabics and Roman

Carl Ray was born on Sandy Lake First Nation in northern Ontario in 1943. After leaving a residential school in McIntosh at age 15 when his father died, Ray worked as a trapper, logger and goldminer to make his living. Although he has been described as a self-taught painter, early career, Carl Ray became friend and apprentice to Ojibwe artist Norval Morrisseau, often credited as the creator of the Woodlands Stlye of art.

Carl Ray was one of the first Cree painters in Canada to reject traditional bans against depicting sacred Indigenous legends. He frequently painted dynamic relations between humans, animals and legendary creatures In his early career, Carl Ray worked with Norval Morrisseau on a large mural in the Indians of Canada Pavilion at Expo ’67 that Morrisseau had been commissioned to paint. Morrisseau designed and sketched the mural, Earth Mother With Her Children, and Ray completed the later painting stages of the artwork.

The Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. (PNIAI) was one of the first independently organized, self-managed Indigenous artists’ collectives and cultural advocacy groups in Canada. The PNIAI initiated an era of increasing activism and empowerment for artists and cultural workers of Indigenous ancestry across the country. Often referred to as the “Indigenous Group of Seven”.

The founding members of Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., (P.N.I.A.I.),were Jackson Beardy, Eddy Cobiness, Alex Janvier, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray and Joseph Sanchez. The group started with a small circle of artists who were dissatisfied and frustrated at the lack of exhibition opportunities for Indigenous art within the contemporary gallery system.

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She draws much inspiration from the ocean view just outside her studio on the rugged shores of Cape Breton. She translates the joy that she feels there into her fabulous glass creations.

Down To Earth Art Gallery - Glass ArtThese, one of a kind, pieces have a wonderful sense of colour and her graphic design background makes exploration and design of geometric shapes an even more dramatic look in her distinctive works.

Bonnie has been juried into numerous exhibits and has displayed in Butchard Gardens (Victoria, B.C.), the Skooke Fine Art Show and has been purchased and enjoyed by people around the world.

As a long- time instructor for creating fused glass she has truly enjoyed introducing new glass artists to this wonderful medium.

Glass fusing has been in existence since around 2000 BC and once cut and laid out, each piece is then typically fired at high temperatures that takes place over a 24 to 36-hour schedule to achieve their final individual unique appearance.

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