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  • Fort Rouge artwork by Paul Matthew St Pierre - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Fort Rouge artwork by Paul Matthew St Pierre
  • Fort Rouge artwork by Paul Matthew St Pierre - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

Paul Matthew St. Pierre is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist on Lasqueti Island, British Columbia.

About Artwork:

I rely on salvaged and repurposed materials in some of my artworks, including Fort: Rouge.

Several years ago I found some red painted boards on the beach where I live on Lasqueti Island, British Columbia. Liking the patina, I brought them home, perhaps for future use. Subsequently I came across other red painted boards on other local beaches, a 2 x 4 here, a scrap of plywood there, the slats of a childs chair somewhere else, and so on. I collected them all.

Recently I was inspired to use some of these materials in fabricating Fort: Rouge, in which I use the found-color red to signify the power of Indigenous peoples against the current structures of colonialism. Thus the construction of an oil pipeline on the unceded ancestral territory of the Wet'suwe'ten First Nation, in British Columbia, is symbolic of the old colonial fortress. The Unist'ot'en Camp on this territory is the site of opposition to the pipeline, where Wet?suwet?en Warriors protect not only their ancestral land but also the water and the land for all people, and for the animals, birds, and fish.

This Indigenous confrontation directed against an imperialist federal government in collusion with big business at the expense of an environment in mortal peril is similar to that at Standing Rock in the United States recently.

The central component of Fort: Rouge, the rectilinear fragment of plywood, might depict in the abstract the left profile of a Wet'suwet'en Warrior to the discerning spectator. As a charity, Fort: Rouge is a fundraiser for the Legal Fund of the Unist'ot'en Camp.

The sale of Fort: Rouge is a fundraiser with 100% of the selling price of USD $2500 going to the Legal Fund of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation and Unis'to'ten Clan.

Paul Matthew St Pierre

Fort Rouge

  • 2019
  • 17 x 12 x 1 inches
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Origin: Canada
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: Paul Matthew St. Pierre
  • Provenance: I am the artwork's creator and only owner.
  • Signed: Not signed
  • Comments:

    Thesale of Fort: Rouge is a fundraiser with 100% of the selling price of USD $2500 going to the Legal Fund of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation and Unist'ot'en Clan.

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  • Price: $2,500.00 USD
  • Seller: PMStPierre, Canada

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  • Artplode ID: 4675
  • Artplode Seller ID: 7431

About Artist:

Paul Matthew St. Pierre is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist on Lasqueti Island, British Columbia.

About Artwork:

I rely on salvaged and repurposed materials in some of my artworks, including Fort: Rouge.

Several years ago I found some red painted boards on the beach where I live on Lasqueti Island, British Columbia. Liking the patina, I brought them home, perhaps for future use. Subsequently I came across other red painted boards on other local beaches, a 2 x 4 here, a scrap of plywood there, the slats of a childs chair somewhere else, and so on. I collected them all.

Recently I was inspired to use some of these materials in fabricating Fort: Rouge, in which I use the found-color red to signify the power of Indigenous peoples against the current structures of colonialism. Thus the construction of an oil pipeline on the unceded ancestral territory of the Wet'suwe'ten First Nation, in British Columbia, is symbolic of the old colonial fortress. The Unist'ot'en Camp on this territory is the site of opposition to the pipeline, where Wet?suwet?en Warriors protect not only their ancestral land but also the water and the land for all people, and for the animals, birds, and fish.

This Indigenous confrontation directed against an imperialist federal government in collusion with big business at the expense of an environment in mortal peril is similar to that at Standing Rock in the United States recently.

The central component of Fort: Rouge, the rectilinear fragment of plywood, might depict in the abstract the left profile of a Wet'suwet'en Warrior to the discerning spectator. As a charity, Fort: Rouge is a fundraiser for the Legal Fund of the Unist'ot'en Camp.

The sale of Fort: Rouge is a fundraiser with 100% of the selling price of USD $2500 going to the Legal Fund of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation and Unis'to'ten Clan.







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