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Jordan Bennett's murals are massive homages to Mi'kmaq history

His work blends abstract beauty with cultural beauty to build on the legacy of artists before him.

Look closer, and you'll see that the elements of the artist's seemingly abstract paintings are tiny stitches in the style of traditional porcupine quillwork. "They think that they're these contemporary artworks...like that's how they exist and that's all they are. Jordan's seemingly contemporary work draws from traditional artwork with historical significance woven into each piece. You'll find huge versions of tiny stitches that were, historically, the product of porcupine quillwork by Mi'kmaq artists. His work blends abstract beauty with cultural beauty to build on the legacy of artists before him.

Check out this awesome video from CBC about Jordan's work!

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