Kamisha Alexson- Two-Spirits; Why Representation Matters
June 2021 - June 2021
“I created over sixty pieces for the 2SLGBTQPIA+ communities to enjoy by using the many colors of the rainbow to include everyone in the pride acronym. Originally an installment created to take up physical space for OUTSaskatoon Winter Festival, I wanted to continue to showcase them in places of significance for Pride as well as Indigenous peoples’ month. I chose Wanuskewin to hold my pieces during this sacred time for the histories held on these lands from the Indigenous perspective as well as the connections between Indigenous and settler.
I want to express the fluidity of two-spirits as the colorful dreamcatchers flow with the grandmother wind. It is important to me to display these in a circle to imitate life’s cycles, hence why I choose to use the tipis as the base of my installments.”
See full installation writeup here