"Because the future of their children was buried in their education, the students of Sir George Williams university (Concordia) defended their rights to a fair education, free of racism and intolerance. The riot police were called in as a fire broke out in the computer lab forcing the revolutionaries out of the building. Their determination blazed like Molotov cocktails protected by an eagle which connotes self-confidence, royal bearing and intellectual freedom. Today they are prime ministers and senators. Leaders."
- the artist Komi on the inspiration behind the Flying Dreamer piece (painted as part of "The Another Antilles" project documenting the Sir George Williams Affair of 1968)
This a limited edition reproduction of an original piece by Komi Olaf. A Nigerian-born, Toronto-based artist, Komi's pop-art infused photorealistic paintings are nothing short of cerebral eye candy. His work has been featured in shows at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto , National Arts Centre in Ottawa and on the cover of TCHAD Quarterly magazine. He migrated to Canada from Nigeria to study Architecture at Carleton university where his Master's thesis "improvisation in architecture" was nominated for the Canadian Architect student award for excellence in 2009. He was presented the Empowerment and Success Award by the Students Federation of the University of Ottawa by her Excellency the Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean in 2010 for his contribution to community development through art in the Ottawa region.
These Limited* edition prints on archival paper have been reproduced exclusively for SUPAFRIK #5 and #6, hand numbered and signed by the artists themselves.
Dimensions: 16 X 20 inches
Limited edition reproduction: 5 only