Friday 30 April 2010

Sunny Bunny (2010) Ritchie Sinclair - Rabbits (1985) Norval Morrisseau

Sunny Bunny a.k.a. Ritchie the Rabbit
Ritchie Sinclair
30" x 48" - acrylic on canvass - Easter 2010

Woodland Gold is essentially "paper money" and a "true" global currency. It is also a divine form of alchemy that allows any practitioner of the school, at any time, to produce "true" (Woodland) gold. They have only to be convinced of the sacred cause of their moment in the sun when they are called to respond with impeccable skill under the direction of Spirit. To Spirit they are responsive. In Morrisseau, they see the example, and are convinced.

Ritchie Sinclair
©1999 Woodland Gold

Norval Morrisseau
acrylic on canvass - 36" x 48" - Easter 1985

In 1985 Norval asked me to "challenge him". i.e give him a few ideas to spark his imagination. I suggested that he paint some Rabbits. He went to town on rabbit paintings. He had great fun with this painting and loved the idea that he had dressed up this rabbit in Levis. He even did the logo on the pocket and then omitted it. As you can see from the Sun they were happy times.


  1. Nice!!!! I am quietly reflecting on when I showed you my sketch book. You touched my ridiculous rabbit and laughed with joy. I think I understand that moment a bit better now. I too shall paint rabbits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Keep standing tall brother.....all is well......MAJ

    P.S- Thanks for dropping by earlier on the blog. Ol Vern is a beautiful treasure indeed. Him and a good friend of mine Joe Johnson used to chum around alot at ceremonies. Ya, Ab. Legal bought the piece off me to gift Vern years ago. Small world isn't it? Just been busy today creating so I haven't had the time to drop by know wuz up.....cheers Ritchie and hope your creating some new paintings as well. I really like this blog......MAJ....2010