Wednesday, April 13, 2011

>>> Others about NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG (Part VI)

~ This is the 1,500th post!

"Great Fish Spirit, 50"x57", © 1982 Norval Morrisseau
/Click on image to Enlarge/

~ click HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE for inscription on the canvas VERSO ~ 
Halyna  said...
Dear Spirit Walker,

Sometimes, but not often, we come across something so powerful and insightful that it gets engraved in our souls and in our memories. That is exactly what happened to my husband and I when we saw paintings by Norval Morrisseau for the first time. It’s been almost 20 years, but the feeling is still fresh - joy and sadness, ancient wisdom and a sudden ray of humour…

We could not afford to purchase a real piece, so for a number of years, we would buy a selection of greeting cards and some books, just to have an opportunity to be surrounded by the power of the art of this Master.

Having been raised in Europe, where it was common for many to be in contact with and be surrounded by the arts and artists, I had to know more about Norval Morrisseau’s art and the artist than books had to offer. I was trying to learn more about his life, his inspirations and struggles, and how to decipher his symbolism, which touched me deeply.

In my attempts to connect my own experiences to the life and art of Norval Morrisseau I came across your blog. And what a learning curve it has been! I learned a great deal, which has helped me to form my own opinion on many things that had been unclear to that point.

Even if I might not agree with the format of the blog (being used as a repository of knowledge for such purposes), you impressed me with your dedication, your passion, and a firm stand on issues concerning the rights of and the search for truth about the late master.

As people we have different opinions on this and that. I, for one, would like to express my admiration for your valuable information, which enables us to form our own opinions. I thank you for that, Spirit Walker.

As a knowledge source, you provide valuable and timely services to the public. It is more than enough for those, like myself, who are looking for information on Norval Morrisseau to fill any gaps in our knowledge about this Great Master.

It is a great responsibility that you took on, dear Spirit Walker.

Thank you.

Halyna Klid, Edmonton, AB
13 April, 2011 19:51 --

Source: A comment for: "Understanding Art of Norval Morrisseau (Part II)"-

>>> Reference posts:
- "Morrisseau Signature Identification Article 101" (Part I) ,
- >>> Others about NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG (Part I),
- >>> Others about NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG (Part II),
- >>> Others about NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG (Part III),
- >>> Others about NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG (Part IV) &
- >>> Others about NORVAL MORRISSEAU BLOG (Part V).-
* The acrylic painting on canvas in this post: "Great Fish Spirit", 50"x57", © 1982 Norval Morrisseau; PROVENANCE: Acquired from Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta CANADA /Private Collection/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Years ago I descided to buy a Norval Morrisseau painting. I'm glad I did. When I saw my very first Morrisseau something inside of me changed? I don't know what it was but there is something powerful almost like an energy that emanates from his paintings that I only see from great master's paintings or other works of art. I have felt luckier ever since I put one of his paintings on the wall.I felt safe. My friends also have pieces of his art in their collections now and they are saying the same thing. I have learned that in order to change one's life one must change the inner world of your thinking and feelings first and then all the rest comes afterwards as an effect.
I believe and know now that Norval Morrisseau wanted to and knew how to change people for the better. He knew that we had to change from the inside out first. So his paintings are about permanent spiritual change inside of us to empower us with what we have forgotten ourselves to already be. This is real spirutual magic! Our spiritual change will occur over a short period of time when you have one of his images in your collection. When my friends come over to visit there is always someone who makes a comment about my Morrisseau painting. They end up staring at it for moments at a time as if they are recieving some ancient message or reminder about who and what they really are.
His art is like a blessing or prayer painted on canvas.
I need more blessings in my life so I'm saving to buy my next Morrisseau soon. The images we hold as thoughts in our minds will reciprocate through out human global consciousness and Morrisseau certainly is an avatar of this time for quantum awakening.