Highway of Tears

Steve Wilson,
Niagara Falls, ON

Dimension

32" x 48"

Médium

Oil on canvas, framed

“Highway of Tears” is intended to draw attention to the issue of missing Indigenous women in our society. I believe this tragic issue is a humanitarian issue that we all need to be aware of and seek resolve and justice. Depicted here is an Indigenous leader of our community who asked me to portray her story with her hand outstretched, either offering a hand to try and save another soul from disappearing or presenting you, the viewer, with this situation. It depends on how you see it; the young woman is depicted here looking for help, another lost woman merging into a faceless outline represented by the red-figure walking away, another life gone missing.

Highway of Tears

Steve Wilson,
Niagara Falls, ON

À propos de l'artiste
À propos de l'artiste

Steve Wilson
Niagara Falls, ON

Steve Wilson is an award-winning artist for over 20 years and an art juror for the past ten years. His studio and gallery are located in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Steve has served on many art boards and has exhibited across Canada, the United States, England, Istanbul, and Tasmania. His work has been featured in many publications both nationally and internationally. In his work, Steve tries to convey a feeling, emotion, or message by capturing in one frame an image that tells a story, challenging the viewer's perception, to have them laugh, cry, or start a conversation.

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