Metis Horse Wheel
‘Metis Horse Wheel‘ by Leah Marie Dorion 2020 – First Nations Woodland Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
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Description by Artist: “This painting celebrates the role of the horse in the development of historic Metis culture in Canada. This painting is a tribute to the horse and cart culture of the first plains Metis and is featured in numerous early years resources published by Metis Nation of British Columbia (MNBC). The colors are springtime greens and yellows to symbolize the important role of spring in the traditional Metis seasonal cycle. The Plains Bison and Horse benefit from the fresh springtime greens which make them healthy and spry. The horses running around the horse wheel represent the cultural teaching about a “keeping a free spirit.” In the centre of the painting is the bright yellow sun accentuated with mica flakes representing the light of the Creator and the important role of Grandfather Sun in growing life. Circle of life symbolism is used in every aspect of the design of this artwork.” – Leah Marie Dorion.