Year Created: 2017
Media: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 36 x 48 inches
Signature location: Horizontal bottom right
Owner: Private collection
Location: Vancouver, BC
Date Acquired: 2017
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Agent of Sale: Artist
MARKS AND INSCRIPTIONS
Verso: Signed, titled and dated in ink
Crane with fish, buffalo, coyote, deer, turtle, frog, 2 butterflies, 2 dragonflies, trees, interconnected circle, rocks
Here's the story: Times are rapidly changing upon our earth mother. The animal kingdoms better understand this, than us. They are directly effected by everything we do.
In this painting the great buffalo is being shown as the buffalo represent Abundance. They are life givers like our women, They also provide like our men, for the family unit. They show courage, strength and determination throughout the elements.
The deer clan teach us patience yet the importance of movement, of being flexible throughout life. They show us that to walk gently upon our earth Mother is the way.
We also see coyote being shown within the buffalo. This important understanding reflects the need to be self honest about our actions. That we need not play the great trick on ourselves. We must be prudent and focused for the time is now.
We have the clan of the crane being represented here as well for crane teaches us to take the leadership role. We must continue to take the lead in each of our lives. Crane medicine is essential for all lives here are dependent on our actions.
We also see the fish inside the crane, this shows the sacred cycles of life, that all things are truly interconnected.
The great turtle is a reflection of our Mother Earth, that she is the care taker of us humans and the rest of life upon her. The frog clan teaches us the importance of rising our voices. To share with one another our songs, our hopes, dreams and visions. Frog is also duel elemental that it lives on both land and in water. That these sacred powers must be respected.
We also have the butterflies and dragonflies being shown. This medicine of nature shows us the importance of our thoughts, feelings and actions. That we must continue to unify ourselves and the rest of humanity. This is our goal. To live in harmony with nature.
Butterfly also teaches the importance of the cycles of change that happen in our lives. That with the spiritual way, the way of the land, is in right alignment with our destiny. The future is now, the moment is always ours. This is what the animal clan council wishes to reflect to us at this crucial and pivotal point in our collective preservation as a whole....for we are all one.
Chi-meegwetch and all our relations,
MAJ - Rainbow Thunderbird