Winter Spirits Medicine
‘Winter Spirits Medicine‘ by First Nations Metis artist Leah Marie Dorion – Original painting presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
Condition: No condition noted.
Description by Artist: “Winter is a time to develop strength. These women draw life force for a winter fire to recharge their spirits and pray for courage and strength to face the winter’s challenges. As they pray each women’s spirit helper joins them in prayer.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: The Fire in yellow circle representing the Creator. Repeated is the symbol of the Medicine Wheel and once the Infinity Sign representing the joining of two distinct cultures and the immortality of the Métis Nation. The Medicine Wheel usually focuses on the significance of the numbers 4 and 7. Commonly the medicine Wheel teaches 7 aspects within each of the 4 quadrants that represent life in in specific stages; the four directions, the four elements of life, the four medicines, the four seasons, the four states of well-being, the four colours of man and four stages of life.
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References: Native Art In Canada, Anishinaabeg Bimaadiziwin