I’m donating two pieces of art to the Healing in Harmony/Make Music Matter fundraiser….through silent auction.
1) Loon Call of the North (Acrylic on Canvas, 24” X 18”) Value: $500 to $750
The common loon is found in many parts of the North. Its haunting call is heard at night on Northern lakes. This painting incorporates the loon in its favourite environ, on water, with a Northern scene of forest and a sunrise.
The loon is one of the leadership clans for the Anishinaabe, known in Anishinaabemowin as maang ….Make Music Matter is a leader as well.
2) Leadership & Strength/Mother Earth & Turtle Island/Reconciliation Canoe (Acrylic on Canvas, 36” X 24”) Value: $1000 to $1250
As stated above, the loon represents leadership for the Anishinaabe. The loon is also known in Anishinaabemowin as maang. The bear (or mukwa/makwa in Anishinaabemowin) represents strength and protection. Bears spend a lot of time roaming around on the land, and in so doing, they learned which roots, bark, and plants were food or medicines, which they taught to the people. Then the people could take better care of themselves.
Make Music Matter is a leader as well and takes great care in the good work it does for people.
Mother Earth was formed on the back of turtle’s back…hence North America being called Turtle Island. Reconciliation should be tied to the land that Indigenous peoples are connected to. Reconciliation is not just about saying one is sorry….or that one can forgive….it requires more than just words….it is about taking action. ReconciliACTION!!!!
We need to refloat or right the canoe that is Canada, especially as we work towards reconciliation. This is both hope and challenge for us; what we strive towards as real possibility for a shared future; to remind Canadians that we’re all in the same canoe and that to make this country work we should all be paddling together. (NOTE: The birchbark canoe is a bit off centre, tilting slightly, so not quite even keeled….but still has the four sacred colours, the four races of man, on board….and the canoe is floating upright and almost level.)
Come check out this event….bid on some art & some other auction items….plus a great record….and live music….see you on Dec. 16th.
Healing in Harmony/Make Music Matter fundraiser info: