"As an indigenous person I am deeply concerned about the destruction of our environment. The Mi’kmaq people are strongly connected to the oceans and all creatures within and depend on them for our survival. The North Atlantic right whale is just one example of the marine family and it makes me very sad to see these magnificent animals hurt and endangered. As an artist I try to capture the animal’s spirit and give an uplifting energy; providing hope and strength to the right whale, while encouraging people to fight and pray for these amazing, gentle animals."
Lorne Alexander Julien is from Millbrook First Nation, Mi’kmaq First Nations, Nova Scotia. His Mi’kmaq name is “Warrior on the Hill” which was given to him in his youth when he learned about the spiritual way of hispeople. Lorne is a self-taught artist specializing in original First Nations acrylic paintings, uses bright colours and believes simplicity is beautiful. His artwork is a form of prayer and it provides healing for himself and the world around him. His intention is to inspire hope and balance within the universe.