Saturday 24 April 2010

Fish & Loon on paper - Norval Morrisseau

Norval Morrisseau
Acrylic on hand-made rag paper - 1979

"The fish, sacred trout, was the most respected of all fish. The trout gave the Indian life in abundance and according to Ojibwa Indian mythology it represented his soul carrier. The trout carried the Indian soul through transmigration into an other existence in the supernatural or reincarnation. All this belief worked for the betterment of the Indian food in reality - faith in the supernatural."
Norval Morrisseau

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