Sculpture starts from the bottom to the top 10 feet high. Sculpture will come in two pieces. Various types of disability parts and pieces will form the art sculpture. Inside of the sculpture, a path will wind upward. On the path will be placed Aboriginal cultural/traditional ceremonial tools along with our healing medicines of Mother Earth.
Pictures of DISABILITY ARTICULES will show the pieces I am going to use in my artwork to from my vision of disability art.
- A frame of a Walker. A frame of a Wheelchair. The seat will be made of longer plastic beads (red/white/yellow/black) in the design of the Four Directions. In the middle of the design will be an Abalone shell with the universal design of a wheelchair. The wheel of the chair will be a Dream-catcher.
- A wooden Crutch (kept as the crutch) will be fashioned into a Talking-stick. Crutch will a support for the frame.
- Small Sweat-lodge under the frame of chair.
- Various parts of Prosthetics, long legged, at the knee, long arms, at the elbow arms positioned on the frame.
- Various types of Braces, long legged, at the knee. Attach to a Brace will be a shoe with a thick sole. (Leg shorter than the other)
- Cane wooden, White cane for Visual Impairments, four Aluminium canes (aluminium canes situated for the structure to come apart. Half can be lifted, making two separate pieces for accessibility/transportation.)
- Cosmetic hands and feet will be placed throughout.
- Large ear with a hearing-aid representing hearing impaired.
- Large frame eye-glasses, glass will be tinted representing visual impairment.
- Large syringe, representing diabetic.
- (each items will have art on them to bring attention to the disability)
ABORIGINAL CERAMONIAL/TRADITIONAL TOOLS
- Within the structure – Spiralling upward a path, representing struggles—turns to achievement. On the path are our Spiritual tools to help us along our journey.
- Cultural Rattle
- Drum and drumstick
- Shield, jagged pieces of coloured Stain-glass, representing – life is cutting / coloured – healing stages.
- Attached with stain-glass, crystal drops – tears of struggle, turns to tears of joy.
- Reaching the top, a cosmetic prosthetic hand holding a Ceremonial pipe. The hand will hold a wooden cane carved into a Traditional type of pipe. Traditional pipe representing achievement, success.
Physically challenging people, coming together under the umbrella of Aboriginals/Indigenous/Inuit/Metis, our stories can be hard to talk about.
Do people want to listen? Spoken through art, we will be heard. I look forward to this art opportunity. I am a First Nation Cree woman – born with a physical disability.
Frances Sinclair-Kaspick Registry Clerk Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Residential Tenancies Branch