This is an open edition Frog print by artist Carmen Redunante, Nisga'a, Tsimshian, Chilean.
Dimensions: 11 inches tall x 14 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.
g̱anaaw̓ is the traditional Nisga’a translation for Frog. Frogs are creatures of transformation and represent one the 4 main crests in the matrilineal system within the Nisga’a culture. The frog crest is known as the Ganhada clan. When a frog crosses your path, it can also symbolize new beginnings of growth, a time for cleansing and creating new opportunities for yourself.