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The Rising Son

 

 

Although there is an obvious sun in the painting, the name “The Rising Son”, came from the focus on the lacrosse player… “the son”… of the sport. The rising pertains to his development in the lacrosse player from the pas to the modern day player of today.

 Because the Jim Bishop Award is for top honors in the tournament, the player is in a strong pose and modeled after the pose of the American college trophy – “the Heisman – but with a lacrosse flavor to it.

Since the Minto was on the West Coast in 2007, the artist wanted to include something pertaining to the Haida First Nations. Bill Reid’s carving and pencil art impressed the artist so he incorporated a Haida mask into the lacrosse player as part of his eagle dance costume. Incorporating the eagle was vital to the costume idea and to represent the awesome power and gracefulness they possess.

 Representing an image of new and old or past and present, the artist painted his interpretation of a native warrior with a lacrosse stick in hands as his weapon.

Jim Bishop is considered the greatest coach in the history of Canadian Lacrosse. His career spanned 58 years and touched the game at every level and age group as a coach, organizer, manager and promoter. He respected the First Nation peoples for sharing the game with all North Americans. His many accomplishments include winning seven consecutive Minto Cups and initiating efforts at establishing early pro Lacrosse leagues in 1968 and again in 1974-75. "Bish" touched the lives of thousands of young Canadian athletes in a positive manner.

The Foundation will produce 100 prints of Lacrosse Warrior and 300 Posters. Each numbered and signed print will include a biography of the artist and information on the 2005 recipient.

The Foundation's goal is to create a strong future for the game during this time of government cutbacks. In purchasing this print - one in a series - you are investing in the future of Lacrosse. The Foundation will pursue worthwhile projects to help grow the game that would otherwise not be addressed.

To order this print, you can send a cheque/money order or Credit Card number to:

Canadian Lacrosse Foundation
18 Louisa St., Suite 310
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6Y6

or E-mail your Credit Card number to info1@lacrosse.ca to speed up the process.

The cost of each print is $150.00 (Ontario residents add $19.50 for HST ).
Poster versions of this print are also available at a cost of $25.00 plus $7.50 shipping and handling
(Ontario residents add $3.25 for HST).

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks processing time


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