Tristan's Thunderbird By Lyle Campbell
18 x24 - Limited edition silkscreen print of 75
"This print tells the story of how we met our young friend Tristan Davis (9 years old). Last February (2019) my wife and I attended the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert. We hosted a raffle for a colourful 4'x2' acrylic painting. Tickets were $5 each. On our second day we met Tristan. She approached our table and proceeded to count out five dollars in change to buy one ticket. She then popped by our table throughout the week to check on what she was calling "Her painting". At the end of the week we held the draw and sadly, to our dismay she did not win. Well a few weeks passed but I couldn't help but think of this little ones appreciation and connection with my artwork. My wife and I discussed it and decided to maker her a painting of her own.With a little investigation, via facebook, we were able to track down her mother. We found out that she was 9 years old and from the thunderbird clan. So in the design the thunderbird has a creek flowing form its mouth. The Thunderbird is her and the creek is Hays Creek where we met her."