Her Solo

Artist:
Sharifah Marsden, See available art.
Gender:
Female
Style:
Woodland
Community:
Anishinaabe, See available art.
Art Type:
Painting
Collection:
2015
Medium:
Original acrylic on white canvas
Edition:
Original Painting
Size (in):
Canvas (H x W x D): 24 x 18 x 1 ½ in
Size (cm):
Canvas (H x W x D): 61 x 46 x 4 cm
Framed:
No Framed
Product ID:
13020-00028

$600.00

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Description

Condition:       No condition noted.

Description by Artist:     No description provided …

Notes from DaVic Gallery:

Story of the Drum

A bit ago, two nations, the Mohawks, and the Ojibwe’s were constantly at war with each other. There was no peace in the nations, and constant war terrorized the land. Within the Ojibwe community lived a young girl. The young girl grew up in this war-raged community, and while growing up, knew that there could be a more peaceful, harmonized way of living. The little girl would constantly ask her community members and Elders how to stop the fighting between the two nations. For a long time, no one knew what to tell the girl. After asking almost every community member, and every Elder, the little girl was close to giving up, and accepting this way of life. Suddenly, as she was asking her final Elder, the Elder told her to go searching for the answer in the forest from Creator. The Elder helped prepare her for her journey, and the little girl set off to the forest with her traditional medicines, and a blanket. The little girl stayed in the forest, laid down her blanket, laid down her tobacco, started a fire and started talking to the creator for the first night. The Creator did not respond the first night, but the little girls was determined, so she laid down her blanket, laid down her tobacco, started another fire and continued her conversation with the Creator. The little girl continued to do this for another night, and then another night. Slowly, the little girl was becoming discouraged. On the 7th night, the little girl laid down her blanket, laid down her tobacco, started a fire and started communicating with Creator again. Suddenly, Creator gave her a sign, a light came down from the sky, and in the light lowered the traditional drum just above her traditional blanket. The Creator told the little girl to bring the two nations together to this drum, and it will unite them, relieving them of all the anger and rage they possess. The little girl was so excited, she packed up her blanket, packed up her medicines, and she ran back to her community with this drum to inform her people.

The little girl brought the two nations together around the traditional drum, and explained what the Creator had explained to her, to play the drum together and unite. As the Mohawks and Ojibwe nation started to play, they played loud, and proud, providing Mother Earth’s heartbeat.

The Creator did not respond the first night, but the little girls was determined, so she laid down her blanket, laid down her tobacco, started another fire and continued her conversation with the Creator. The little girl continued to do this for another night, and then another night. Slowly, the little girl was becoming discouraged. On the 7th night, the little girl laid down her blanket, laid down her tobacco, started a fire and started communicating with Creator again. Suddenly, Creator gave her a sign, a light came down from the sky, and in the light lowered the traditional drum just above her traditional blanket. The Creator told the little girl to bring the two nations together to this drum, and it will unite them, relieving them of all the anger and rage they possess. The little girl was so excited, she packed up her blanket, packed up her medicines, and she ran back to her community with this drum to inform her people.

The little girl brought the two nations together around the traditional drum, and explained what the Creator had explained to her, to play the drum together and unite. As the Mohawks and Ojibwe nation started to play, they played loud, and proud, providing Mother Earth’s heartbeat.