Richard Heikkilä-Sawan

TSF 2017 & 2018 Visual Artist

“I am a half-breed. I am gay. My Indigenous heritage was redacted from my documents. I was adopted at two months. I was raised a Mennonite. I was married to a woman. I have four grown children. I came out as a gay man two years ago. Utilizing a rich colourful palette with child-like sensibilities, my art practice builds upon notions of identity, race, religion, spirituality, and social/cultural ideologies juxtaposed with my perceived individuality.”

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