Alan Syliboy


His work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq stone drawing and quill weaving traditions, from his native Nova-Scotia. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates vibrantly coloured images exploring the themes of family, searching, spirituality, struggle, and strength. The use of layering symbols and mark making creates depth and texture.

In 2007 Alan illustrated the novel “The Stone Canoe: Two Lost Mi’kmaq tales,” and bonded with the Little Thunder character. He worked on the animation, “Little Thunder” for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. The animation was featured in 40 different festivals around the world and was voted best animation in Montreal in 2011. 

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