Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Norval Morrisseau's Legacy Continues (Part I)

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Art of David Morrisseau
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David Morrisseau (1961- ), son of Norval Morrisseau is an artist in his own right. He began painting as a child and was greatly inspired by his grandfather, David Kakegamic, as well as his father. David's vibrant and unique acrylic paintings explode with colour and strong images while respecting the traditions that form his Ojibwe heritage.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF COLOUR
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As numbers conduct aspects of the Great Spirit into our physical world, so colours function as spiritual healers, causing divine energy to enter our sphere. Colours correspond first to the three-tiered human consciousness, then grow to encompass human emotion and experience.
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As explained in the discussion of the significance of numbers, all aspects of life are manifested in the trinity. So it is with colour.
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The primary colours, red, blue, and yellow correspond to the physical body, the mental body and the Soul body. Red symbolizes the energy of life while blue represents inspiration and divine wisdom. Blue corresponds to the human qualities of confidence, integrity and self reliance. Yellow is centred in Soul development. Bright yellow signifies courage and hope in this world and pale yellow reveals the higher development of the soul in the spiritual plane.
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Secondary colours emanate from this trinity and cover the spectrum of human emotion. Orange underscores vitality and health. Green reveals individualism and regeneration. Grey represents convention and formality. Brown is the colour of organization and orderly management. Violet is a colour of power and represents the subconscious mind.
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The colours I've mentioned here are the ones that I use most often. Their power assists my spiritual journey and healing process. It is important to stress that all these colours are healing colours.
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Colour comes from the Great Spirit as a tool to help us free our spirits and rejoice in this life. It is for this reason that I am grateful to be an artist; I have the opportunity to spend each day applying colours to my motifs, knowing all the time that each stroke of my brush brings me new awareness and inner peace.
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David Morrisseau
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For more informationa about art of David Morrisseau go to: http://www.davidmorrisseau.com/.-

* The painting in this posting: "Mermaid coming to the shore of Lake Nipigon", 10"x15", © 1993 David Morrisseau /Private Collection/

1 comment:

Bogus Myth Slayer said...

Maybe David holds some of his dad's power in story telling? Are these myths or just depictions? Do you have more?

BMS