From the Spirit: George Littlechild

From the Spirit: George Littlechild

“George Littlechild” Episode 2 (2005, 24 minutes)

George Littlechild is a Plains Cree Métis artist who grew up in Alberta. His work in art began at age four, and an exceptional artistic talent provided refuge from racist taunts by fellow students or their parents. George Littlechild has an extensive body of work that includes collages of mixed media and is noted for bold colours and playful images that co-exist with serious undertones in his art. He is a spiritual person who works in a highly intuitive manner, a conduit for art that flows through him from his connection to nature and a spirituality that rises above the demonization of other cultures.

This 26-part series of half-hour documentaries presents the work and thoughts of a diverse group of Aboriginal artists. Twenty-four of them are Canadian--from British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Ontario; the other two are American--a painter from Montana and a glass blower from Seattle. By definition, artists are people who live on the edge, and Aboriginal artists have had a tougher journey than most.
The stories in this series are from artists who would not quit, even in the face of adversity and who have made a difference to both their communities and to the world of contemporary art.

Directed by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart
Produced by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart, Earth Magic Media

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From the Spirit: George Littlechild