• Printed on Breathing Color Pura Smooth paper (archival quality)
• 300gsm weight
• Matte finish, no surface glare
• Printed by an 11 colour Epson printer using Epson Ultrachrome HDX inks
• Inks are museum quality and feature print permanence ratings of up to 200 years
• Resistant to humidity, UV and atmospheric ozone
FLIP THE SCRIPT (2021) - by Natoyihkii:
This digital piece was created in 2016 after Natoyihkii was visiting the Glenbow Museum. This a photo from the exhibit that highlights the Old Sun Residential School in Siksika, where some of Natoyihkii's relatives likely attended given that she is Blackfoot.
Natoyihkii never shared this image until 2021 when the news of a unmarked grave came to light, as it was a personal reflective piece on how their blood lines still flow through her - it was a statement that we are still here and a reminder to Natoyihkii of these effects on her own life.
Natoyihkii decided to juxtapose this image by flipping it upside down - flipping the script on the "history of these schools", flipping the script to something bigger than just a memory. Natoyihkii wants people to consider through this image that our worlds remain turned upside down from the effects of these schools, but we are trying to rectify the intergenerational trauma. It is also a reminder that there remains so many children in care that need to be brought home.