Thursday, October 13, 2011

Norval Morrisseau Prints (Part XVI)


Manifestation, © 1977 Norval Morrisseau
~ Limited Edition (Serigraph); Print #12 in Edition of 55;
   Paper size: 41"x30", Image size: 35"x23.5";
   Printer: Great Grasslands Graphics, Winnipeg, Manitoba;
               Owner: Robert (Bob) Checkwitch
                   /Click on image to Enlage/

"The Ojibway believed the thunder to be a great massive bird called thunderbird, whose eyes shoot out lighting and thunder. The first thunder in early spring was something good to hear, for the Ojibway welcomed their protector again from its home in the south where it had been all the winter. Offerings of tobacco were placed on the ground or on water or put into stove to burn, or sacred pipes were smoked by the elders to the thunderbird in the early spring."

Norval Morrisseau


NOTE: Click HERE to view genuine Norval Morrisseau painting used for the production of this Limited Edition print; shown together with a painting on canvas "Life Regenerating" behind Norval Morrisseau at the Pollock Gallery in Toronto, Ontario - August 1977.
/Photography by Dick Loek for the Toronto Star/

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