Hunters and Gatherers

Art Type
Original acrylic on white canvas
Original Painting
Size (in)
Canvas (H x W x D): 18 x 24 x ¾ in
Size (cm)
Canvas (H x W x D): 46 x 61 x 2 cm
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Hunters and Gatherers‘ by First Nations Anishinaabe artist James Jacko – Original First Nations Woodland Art style painting presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts

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Description by Artist:     ‘Hunters and Gatherers’ – “In our culture, we hold very high respect for our women which is why the profile was made in their honor.  The four herons are blue to symbolize life and water that we all need to sustain life. They also symbolizes the four corners of the earth that we also need that to sustain life. Green symbolizes the good green earth we walk on, and the 7 trees symbolize the 7 gifts (or Grandfather Teachings) that help us live in harmony with all that is in life: Bravery, Honesty, Love, Truth, Humility, Wisdom, and Respect.  The circle symbolizes the Great Spirit, Creator, God (or whatever you want to name the Creator) and the light is the way and future of those teachings, all knowing.  The dark background symbolizes the Great mystery of the Creator.  The animals and plants also symbolize all that is and that they’re not only to be used as food and other uses, but also as teachers of the earth.  The orbs and birds within in the dark area of the Mystery, are the guide and messengers of the Creator.” – James Jacko

Notes from DaVic Gallery:     Very powerful painting and different from other paintings by James Jacko.  We again see seven trees representing the Seven Teachings of the Grandfathers, we see the number four with four cranes and four loons in the water indicating the spread of the message in all four directions, North, South, East, West.