Fox. "Foxes are mischievous and playful creatures. It is a joy to watch fox cubs play. I grew up watching the antics of three older brothers. My brothers’ boyish playfulness has lasted a lifetime. This little fox is a symbol of well-developed relationships between siblings."
Lisa Boivin is a member of the Deninu Kue First Nation.
She is an interdisciplinary artist and a doctoral student at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. Lisa uses digital images as a pedagogical strategy to bridge gaps between medical ethics and aspects of Indigenous cultures and worldviews. She is currently working on an arts-based thesis that utilizes Indigenous ways of knowing to address the colonial barriers that Indigenous patients navigate in the current healthcare system. Lisa strives to humanize clinical medicine as she situates her art in the Indigenous continuum of passing knowledge through images.
About the paintings
These paintings are living, image-based stories. They are dynamic and will represent many things for many people. I have purposely not painted surgeons and other perpetrators of harm encompassing the sterilization of Indigenous women because I want to focus on the resilience and beauty of Indigenous bodies.