Halip'is (Dragonfly) | Artist Carmen Redunante

This is an open edition Dragonfly print by artist Carmen Redunante, Nisga'a, Tsimshian, Chilean.

Dimensions: 12 inches tall x 12 inches wide

Material: Fine art paper, unframed 

Meet the Artist: 

Carmen Paola Redunante is a developing artist. Carmen has Indigenous roots from Chile on her mother's side. On her fathers side she is Nisga'a from the village of Gingolx, and her paternal grandfather is Tsimshian from Lax Kw’alaams. Carmen is very passionate about the environment and looks for creative ways to incorporate beauty and hidden messages in her work. She hopes to bring awareness to help preserve our Forests, Animals, and Water. Currently Carmen is working from Wit'set, where she lives with her husband who is Wet'suwet'en. Carmen is in her first year at the Freda Diesing program exploring her identity through art. Making the decision to apply to Freda Diesing has been connected to rebuilding a lost connection to her Nation and seeking guidance and a genuine understanding of Northwest Coast First Nations Art.

Artist Statement:

halip'is is the traditional Nisga’a translation for Dragonfly. When a dragonfly crosses your path, they symbolize to find balance and harmony. Dragonflies also mean that big transformation is coming and its time to embrace change and to be your true authentic self. Express yourself like beautiful vibrancy of the dragonfly.