My Daily Art
In the 1999 work, “I awoke to find my spirit returned” in the WAG collection, Favell asserts her Metis identity by creating her own tableau of the film, The Wizard of Oz. Playing Dorothy, who has just returned from the land of Oz, the artist lies in bed underneath a Hudson’s Bay Company trading blanket while a Hollywood family watches over her, and Louis Riel checks in on her through the window.
The title of the piece is a direct reference to Riel’s famous statement: “My people will sleep for 100 years, and when they awake it will be the artists who give them back their spirit.”
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