"Not Forgotten" Limited Edition of 975 Framed Canvas Print by Maxine Noel 13" x 16-1/2" Donation to NWAC
"Not Forgotten" is a Limited Edition of 975 created by First Nations artist Maxine Noel to honour and bring awareness to missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. She is donating her artist's royalties to Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC), Sisters in Spirit project and her publisher (our supplier) is matching her contribution. The Phoenix Collection will also donate $25.00 from every sale to this most important project. Read More Below...
Collectors value Maxine Noel's work for its vitality and almost magnetic spiritual quality. She is an extremely gifted artist, internationally renowned for her exquisite fluid lines, vivid imagery and subtle yet rich colours.
Available in your choice of styles:
- Ready-to-hang Museum-Wrapped Canvas Unframed The canvas is water-resistant, satin poly-cotton with an acid-free receptive coating for long-term use and storage. All canvas limited editions are signed and numbered within the image, leaving the generous 3″ border free for wrapping around variety of surfaces. Printed with UV resistant inks.
- Ready-to-hang Museum-Wrapped Canvas Framed in an elegant Floater Frame in your choice of Antique Gold, Brushed Silver, Classic Black, Cherry Brown or Expresso Brown. Museum-wrapped canvas measures 13" x 16-1/2" and in the frame it measures 13-1/4" x 16-3/4".
- Print on Fine Art Paper Matted and Framed in Classic Black Decorative Frame. Overall measurement 22-1/4 x 27-3/4" Printed on 310gsm (about 115 lbs.) fine art paper that is bright white, water resistant and made from 100% cotton rag and of exceptional quality featuring a lightly textured surface. It is acid-free, lignin free and of full archival quality. These are signed and numbered below the image, and each piece has a generous 3″ border.
- Print on Fine Art Paper Unmatted for custom framing. Please inquire.
- Print on Unstretched Canvas Unmatted for custom framing. Please inquire.
CAP & Winn Devon Art Group Inc. joins Manitoba-born artist Maxine Noel in her support of Sisters In Spirit, an initiative, led by First Nations women, that addresses the alarming rate of violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.
Maxine, who is a member of the Sioux Nation, will donate all royalties earned from sales of her work “Not Forgotten” to this initiative. She specifically created this painting, “Not Forgotten”, to remember and honour the spirits and presence of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
Her objective in doing this is to raise awareness of and money for the cause, which fights to end violence against Aboriginal women and girls throughout Canada.
CAP & Winn Devon Art Group Inc has decided to row in behind one of Canada’s most loved First Nation artists. We will match her royalties earned from sales of this image and donate the sum to the initiative.
Sisters In Spirit is run by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). Established in 2005, the initiative’s primary goal is to raise awareness of violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Canada, and research the factors that contribute to these incidents. It is one of 3 NWAC initiatives focusing on violence prevention and safety – the others being ‘Project PEACE’ and ‘You Are Not Alone’.
“Not Forgotten” will be available to buy as Art Cards (6 x 9 in), as well as a Limited Edition (13 x 16.5 in), numbering just 975. In each case, the story that inspired Maxine in creating the work is printed on the back.
The Story Behind “Not Forgotten”
“Our mothers and daughters, our sisters and aunties and grandmothers. Our women are our heart and our spirit, always honoured, never forgotten.
“I am Dakota Sioux, a woman and mother, and an artist. These are inseparable facets of who I am and how I live in the world. That world, the world we all live and move in, is a place of great and terrible beauty, of wonder, and of tragedy. In this painting, I speak to that wonder and beauty and tragedy.
“To capture both the wonders and the tragedy, I wanted to include motifs which connect with all the places our peoples live. Turning first to the West Coast peoples, I am honoured to have been allowed to include the moon image of my friend, artist and visionary Roy Henry Vickers, an image I first encountered in his illustrations for Dave Bouchard’s The Elders Are Watching.
“From the North, I incorporated the image of Sedna, the source of all the creatures of the sea. I have always been drawn to the shell and bead work of the Maliseet and other East Coast peoples and, in this painting, have echoed the fluidity and grace of their compelling designs.
“The two feathers acknowledge the Métis and the peoples of the grasslands and woodlands, of the plains and the forests.
“Finally, the floating figures throughout the painting are the spirits and the presence of the missing and murdered women.
“Missing but never lost. Always present, always remembered.” ~Maxine Noel/Ioyan Mani
Cultural Background: Santee Oglala Sioux, Manitoba
Maxine was born in Manitoba of Santee Oglala Sioux parents. She spent her early childhood on her mother’s reserve but at the age of six she left to attend an Indian residential school. Maxine’s early career as a legal secretary was soon overshadowed by her preoccupation with painting and drawing. She took a course in advanced design where a teacher noticed Maxine’s tendency toward linear expression and encouraged her in the use of shape and line to suggest movement. She learned those lessons well, as evidenced by much of her work today. Since those early days Maxine has mastered the skills of painting and drawing plus the processes of serigraphy, etching and stone lithography. Recently she has turned her talents to the creation of editions in cast paper and limited edition bronze castings.
Maxine has received excellent response to her work and is now able to devote herself full-time to the creation of art.
Maxine Noel signs her artwork with her Sioux name IOYAN MANI, which translates as “Walk Beyond”.