Puzzle - "Warrior Horse Woman" - 500 pieces
These Limited Edition 500-piece jigsaw puzzles are handmade by Métis-owned small business Rocky Mountain Creators based in Calgary, Alberta, and feature artwork from Indigenous artists!
The artwork featured in this puzzle is "Warrior Horse Woman" by Cree artist Flora Johnson.
About the Artist: Flora Johnson
From the artist:
"As an Artist I am passionate about my work. I have learned the importance of paying attention to the story that each image reveals. I am a Survivor, Mother, Sister, Aunty, Grandmother, Warrior & most importantly a Spirit Holder. I am a member of the Mosakahiken Nation, from Manitoba.” A 60s Scoop Survivor” as some people like to say, but I am human, Kindness is important to me… We all breathe and feel our surroundings. My paintings are a part of me & I want You to be a part of my journey." (Flora Johnson, quoted from her website)
Flora's art style includes the use of bold, bright colours to invoke emotion, and strives to capture people's strength and spirituality in her pieces. She also uses her artistry to help her heal, and through teaching others to paint she aims to help them heal and, in her words, "find their own warrior within." Flora also volunteers at local schools, working with Indigenous children to "teach them through stories and art".