Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
/OCTOBER 11TH, 2014 - JANUARY 4TH 2015/
Portrait of Norval Morrisseau
Portrait (White clay): 8'-0" x 3'-6" x 2'-2" (Height x Width x Depth)
* Inquires from patrons and cultural institutions wordwide are welcomed-
"It is no less than a gift to humanity."
Norval Morrisseau has not left us, love never leaves, it defines life. He was aware as an artist in this world that the quest and the goal of all life is to reach the pinnacle of understanding the concept of love. The subtext of all his life's work - and he heard it in Spirit - "It is essential that all life respect life". Love. His creations were defined by love. Humankind is in the process of discovering the definition of love, and Norval was well aware of this in every cell of his Being. He did everything that was within his powers to move us closer to this understanding, through his paintings.
He has told us that he is a child of the stars, and he tried to tell us that we too are star children. He demonstrated beautifully, artistically, that there is no balance between spirit life and physical life, there is no contest - the Spirit is always #1. Because of this and he understood this instinctively, joy is our legacy, "wherever joy is, you are". Norval knew this and he gave this to us intimately as "Copper Thunderbird" shaman artist.
He has not left us, he is here celebrating his gifts to us as we continue to receive them. For generations to come - the joy of his creations will speak to us of this great artist, and we will wonder and certainly rejoice as he was so much a part of us, and we of him. As we are all - always in all ways - he was a messenger.
"All is well, blessings be."-
Susan Murar, Sculptor
BA, MFA, OCAD U
All tour dates for this exhibition:
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC - October 11, 2014 to January 4, 2015
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON - October 24, 2015 to January 17, 2016