INTRODUCTION:

We wish you a good day to each and everyone. On Oct.1st, 2011, Mark Anthony Jacobson became the first native artist in Canadian history to launch and publish an authorized and official catalogue raisonne of his known artworks to date, preceding that of either Norval Morrisseau and the N.M.H.S. (The Norval Morrisseau Heritage Society). We extend a warm welcome to the many friends, collectors, researchers, galleries, museums and other institutions both educational and otherwise worldwide to this authorized resource on Mark Anthony Jacobson artworks. This database will offer and ensure impeccable pedigree for each piece of Jacobson art, will be an excellent source of security from forgeries and will guarantee the authenticity of your various Mark Anthony Jacobson artworks by offering solid provenance and documentation which is found throughout this catalogue.

There will be many updates to this catalogue raisonne over time. So far, we have found a wide variety of many hundreds of Jacobson artworks and there are still about 800 pieces which we hope will be found that date from 1987 to 2010 and will be added to this database. In the meantime, please feel free to browse the many paintings, drawings, prints and other media which the artist has created. This database will continue to grow with images and stories to his artworks from the past, to the present new updates of his latest works, and the future of newly discovered treasures. We thank you for expressing your interest in collecting, marketing, and educating yourselves about the art and legacy of one of Canada's most exciting shamanistic woodland artists. All our relations. Added note: You can click on any image of an artwork for a bigger view. To scroll the next pages throughout this database: At the bottom of each page, click "Older Posts" for pg.'s 2, 3, 4, and etc. Thank you


I am Anishanabe


Record: MAJ-CR000823
Category: Painting
Year Created: 2016
Media: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 48 x 72 inches
Signature location: Vertical bottom left

Owner: Private collection 
Location: Vancouver, BC
Date Acquired: 2016
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist

MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS

Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink

PROVENANCE

Artist
Private collection


DESCRIPTION

7 Fish, 7 birds, thunderbird figure with human, thunderbird, sun, interconnecting circle, rainbow, water drops, 2 spirit figures inside sweatlodge, rocks, medicine wheel, trees,

PUBLICATION

None found

EXHIBITION

None found.


NOTES
I am Anishanabe:

the storyline is that it is a power painting of my First Nations roots as an Ojibway. Also, my spirit name is being reflected in this piece which is rainbow thunderbird. There's medicine being represented of the sun, lightening, thunder and rain, which creates rainbow medicine, the spiritual bridge between heaven and earth. There's a sweatlodge being shown in the wing, to represent the womb of Mother Earth, where rebirth, cleansing and divine connection to our Creator and the ancestors take place. The bird figures represent our ties to the air elementals. The fish to the water and its sacred life giving powers throughout the 4 folds of destiny, birth, life, death and rebirth. All my relations, MAJ