Walking with Crowfoot is an example of a large drawing on paper completed in 2002. I’d read in the 1970s that Crowfoot, a leader of the Blackfoot people in Alberta Canada in the 1870s, had said as he lay dying that “life is the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset”. More recently I’d wanted to do a drawing that included an image of a native American shirt that I’d seen a number of times in our local museum. It was only while I was doing the drawing that I realised the shirt had belonged to Crowfoot. I was able to bring the shirt and Crowfoot’s words together in this work.