Megan Elizabeth Benoit’s artwork, done with acrylic and ink on canvas, is an abstract interpretation of the medicine wheel: “While one cannot erase the turmoil and pain that the Aboriginal people have experienced — and still experience to this day — one can attempt to sew it back together through reconciliation,” says Benoit.
“The medicine wheel represents four main concepts: physicality, emotionalism, mentality, and spirituality. These core concepts have been tarnished, and they will never be the same as before. But one can hope that eventually it will heal, leaving only a scar, instead of the gaping gash left within the culture.”
Benoit attends Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School in Surrey, British Colombia.