Iinii (In the Style of Andy Warhol) and more art by Rudy Black Plume

Iinii (In the Style of Andy Warhol), 2020
24 x 36 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
Digital drawing on paper

My work is inspired by Blackfoot culture, history and ways of knowing. I feature iinii/buffalo in many of my pieces to honour the intricate relationship the Blackfoot people shared with them and to bring awareness to their role as keystone species to the prairies.

Blackfoot, Kainai Nation

Rudy Black Plume, Iitsikiitsapoyii (Standing On Top Alone) is an artist, elementary school teacher, and member of the Kainai Nation within the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksikaitsitapi). She holds a B.A. in Native American Studies and a B.Ed. in Native Education from the University of Lethbridge. Rudy’s art is rooted in her love for Niitsitapi culture and draws inspiration from Blackfoot ways of knowing. Her art practice is reflective of her experiences as a Blackfoot person living in a world that lacks representation of Indigenous stories and worldviews. Black Plume understands that representation is crucial to our lived experiences, as it helps to shape how we envision ourselves and how we are perceived by others. She believes art and creativity can broaden perspectives, bring people together, and heal our spirits. Rudy hopes that her work helps Indigenous Peoples to feel validated in their existence and inspires all peoples to continue to learn more about Indigenous cultures, histories, and ways of knowing.

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other works by Rudy Black Plume

Iinii (Gradient 1), 2020
24 x 36 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
Digital drawing on paper

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24 x 24 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
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