Made in Canada
Materials: Deer Hide, Glass Seed Beads, Wood Frame
Size: 4.5" x 6.5" (artwork) 9" x 10.75" (frame)
About the Artist: Jaymie Campbell is an Anishinaabe artisan from Curve Lake First Nation, Ontario. Jaymie has been beading since she was a small girl, having learned the art from her mother. Her art blends traditional skills and patterns with contemporary colour and design. Jaymie comes from generations of artists before her, something that connects her to her ancestral roots today. While her work is reflective of her Ojibwe heritage, it is also heavily influenced by time she has spent with both the Dene people of the north and the Cree of the Rocky Mountains.
When Jaymie is practicing her artistry, she feels the most connected to her identity and her ancestors. She is filled with a sense of peace, as if their spirits are working through her. For the past few years, Jaymie has had the opportunity to learn traditional skills from the Cree elders where she lives and works. She is learning old style of beadwork, horse hair wrapping and hide tanning. She considers herself to be very fortunate to have access to such traditional people.
Jaymie is passionate about keeping traditions alive, especially around art. Through her practice, she hopes to promote and sustain traditional art while encouraging youth to learn traditional skills.