Thursday, September 22, 2011

Marie Clements about Norval Morrisseau



Marie Clements, playwright
/© Photography by Laird Mackintosh/

“I could probably write 10 more plays about Norval Morrisseau. His life as an artist and a human being is extraordinary in its scale and its passion.

It’s like he’s been everywhere. You say that you’re doing a piece on Norval Morrisseau and everybody has a story about him, whether it was in Thunder Bay or Winnipeg, or Paris or L.A. or Vancouver. And he was very different things to different people.

Copper Thunderbird is a very powerful animal to take on. I don’t know of any other artist that has risen despite all odds to become what he is. There were many things in his life that threatened to bring him down, but he was able to keep getting up and rise higher from those experiences”

Marie Clements, writer & producer of "Copper Thunderbird"


Source: "Soaring Artist" - Copper Thunderbird paints the vivid life of Norval Morrisseau by Martin Morrow - CBC.

>>> Reference posts:
- "Copper Thunderbird",

- 'Western Edge Theatre' in Nanaimo, BC Presents: &
- "Copper Thunderbird: Invention, Inspiration and Transformation" at UVic's Legacy Gallery

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