This IS Kalapuyan Land:

Nicole Haskins (Grand Ronde)

Nicole Haskins (Grand Ronde) creates dark characters with sinister smiles that make the monster under the bed seem alarmingly alluring.
Lizabeth

Acrylic on canvas.

8”x 10”

Petunia

Acrylic on canvas panel.

11”x 14”

Mr. Sprinkles

Acrylic on canvas panel.

18”x 24”

Wendigo

Acrylic on canvas panel.

16”x 20”

Fredrick

Acrylic on canvas panel.

8”x 10”

Samuel

Acrylic on canvas.

6”x 9”

 

What is a wendigo?

The wendigo is a legendary creature originating with Algonquin-speaking peoples. Perpetually gluttonous, the wendigo is insatiable and always starving to eat humans. It is associated with winter and famine, taboos against cannibalism, and metaphor for destructive individuals or colonialism.

Meet the Artist:

Nicole Haskins is an artist living in Portland, OR. Her artwork features recurring characters, dark humor, and depiction of mental health struggles. Nicole points out that the characters in these paintings are smiling.

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