After the 2017 First Nations Art Show, the Woodland Cultural Centre aquired Wendigo Triptyck for their permanent collection for placement within the museum’s Residential School exhibit. This has a great deal of significance for me personally because my Auntie attended the "Mush Hole" for a number of years starting in 1932.
While being shown the piece was well received by all as groups gathered around to view.
The Collections Registrar had this to say about the painting: "...it inspires a good representation of what a child might have felt going to a residential school. I am absolutely delighted to be able to put it in the museum..."
The Executive Director also had these kind words to say about the piece:
"[Wendigo Triptych] will be displayed as part of the permanent exhibition area showcasing artifacts from the Mohawk Institute found during the recent renovations to the building. "Wendigo" is a timely work which perfectly embodies the terror, isolation, loneliness, and cultural depravations experienced by the Indigenous children brought to the Mohawk Institute Residential School."
I am deeply honored & grateful for these kind words.