From the Spirit: LauraLee K. Harris

From the Spirit: LauraLee K. Harris

“LauraLee K. Harris” Episode 22 (2009, 24 minutes)

This artist from Mississauga, Ontario discovered that her "French" grandfather was also Sioux, Cree, Chipewyan, Ojibwe and Montagnais. LauraLee Harris has studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design and creates unique paintings on wood, utilizing and incorporating the natural grain to create beautiful, organic works.

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: LauraLee K. Harris