CARIBOU TUFTED & BEADED POPPY BROOCH
ARTIST: LOUISE VIEN
Author, artist and Canadian Métis artisan Louise Vien was born in Timmins, Ontario. As a multidisciplinary artist excelling in several mediums such as oil, acrylic and pencil, she has been the recipient of several distinguished awards. Passionate about Métis history and traditional artistic forms, Louise is an accomplished weaver of “ceinture fléchée” a.k.a. arrowed belt, in beadwork, birch bark basket and several other usual indigenous decorative techniques. Louise also teaches aboriginal workshops in elementary schools, high schools and colleges in Ontario. She is a member and Artistic and Cultural Director for the Council of the First Métis People of Canada.
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