From the Spirit: Sean Couchie

From the Spirit: Sean Couchie

“Sean Couchie” Episode 15 (2007, 24 minutes)

This member of the Nipissing Band of Ojibways makes his home in London, Ontario. Sean Couchie is a graduate of Fanshawe College and considers winning the Peace Hills Trust Native Art Contest in 1992, 1996 and again in 2005 as one of the major contributors to his success in his career as an artist. Sean creates highly detailed works, incorporating different media and techniques such as oils, acrylics, pen and ink, scratchboard and wood burning.

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: Sean Couchie