Talia Goldsmith, a local artist, originally from Duncan, British Columbia has her gallery of Native themed artwork being showcased at Central Library. Talia’s artwork has lots of various themes, all stemming from dreams or different legends and stories from her culture.
View some of her pieces below:
Talia’s favourite piece (above) The End of the Trail “is based on a sculpture developed by James Earle Fraser in 1894. As he wrote in his memoirs, ‘as a boy, I remembered an old Dakota trapper saying, ‘The Indians will someday be pushed into the Pacific Ocean.’ Nowadays, many view this image to signify courage, persistance and strength.”
This piece is entitled Cougar which Talia describes as, “a symbol of power. Cougar teaches you to balance your own. He responds to any challenge with swiftness.”
Talia’s exhibit is on the main floor of the Central Library until the end of the month. View the video below to learn about one of Talia’s pieces and get a look into the gallery: