"LEARNING" - JASON FOBISTER
Jason Fobister lives in the First Nations Reserve of Grassy Narrows in Canada. His art is inspired by nature, humanity and love.
"I was inspired by the life story of a school principal and the sacrifices educators and mentors make for their students. This gentleman battled through cancer and he just loved teaching kids. I was asked to paint for his farewell and I didn’t know what I was going to paint. His life story is pretty amazing, and I decided to paint a tree as it provides shelter to others. It had to be strong, and I started mixing my golds and my bronze colors. I could see the life of a teacher is so vibrant, so I painted the leaves red. I added a book in front of that tree because that is his life and his life is about teaching and helping people to learn. I wrote a page and a half in that book, and I left half of the page empty. It is a symbolic reference that the story of life has to be written completely as a human and the story goes on."