"A Separate Reality", 10'x21', © 1984 Norval Morrisseau
"This picture is a pastime. I've been at it now for maybe six or seven months. Maybe I'll be at it for another four months or three months. When its finished the way I want to see it I want to present it to the people of Canada. To all the children of Canada. Indian and Native, Chinese, coloured or whatever they are. They're all great souls. These are the people we want to give it to. To appreciate it. Here... hang it up. This is my appreciation for this medal that you have given me.
- Norval Morrisseau, a member of the Order of Canada &
- Canadian History Through the Art of Norval Morrisseau (Part I).
/Ref.: Canadian Residential School System/
* The acrylic painting on canvas in this post: "A Separate Reality", painted from 1979 to 1984, © 1984 Norval Morrisseau /Collection of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Canada/