Artist And Shaman Between Two Worlds (1980) Norval Morrisseau

Artist And Shaman Between Two Worlds
Norval Morrisseau
acrylic on canvas, 69½” x 112”, 1980
The rudiments of pictographic painting – the expressive formline, the system of transparency, of interconnecting lines that determine relationships in terms of spiritual power – were in place in Morrisseau’s work… The Ojibwa cosmology emerged in all its complexity. At the centre was always the image of the artist changing, vacillating between two worlds, caught between two cultures.
Elizabeth McLuhan
1984