Four Winds Turtle
‘Four Winds Turtle‘ by First Nations Metis artist Leah Marie Dorion – Original painting presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
Condition: No condition to report.
Description by Artist: ‘Four Winds Turtle‘ – “In many First Nations creation stories North America was formed on the back of a giant turtle as the earth was manifested on the back of the turtle the four winds from the four directions helped blow the earth into existence. The four winds are powerful natural forces which contribute their medicines into the circle of life.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Turtle is a First Nation symbol that is associated with the earth. In many Cree and Anishinabe Creation stories, North America was created on the back of a giant turtle. Turtle teaches us about patience, stability, grounding, and earth connection. Beautiful story of Turtle Island by Nokomis the Story Teller here, The Creation of Turtle Island as told by Nokomis the Story Teller.
Beautifully balanced and textured with mixed items such as sea shell cuts and small conch.
Tags: First Nations Art collectors; First Nations Art; Indigenous Art; Native Art; Woodland Art
Related: Full Moon Miikinaak (Turtle), Mother Earth, Hunters and Gatherers, Guardian Spirits, Into the Night, , Old Turtle
References: Native Art In Canada, Four Directions Teachings