Soul Vision (1978) Norval Morrisseau

soulvision3SOUL VISION

Norval Morrisseau
acrylic on canvass, c. 1978

Many people were intimidated by Norval Morrisseau. All different kinds…strong people, nice people, people who wanted something from him (most people). Nobody likes to be intimidated.

In juxtaposition, Norval would speak of “sweet humility” and the merits of harmlessness. This life psychology is increasingly evident in his later work.

Shamanistic art is reverence for the creator, including the creator within. This art empowers participants with inspiration. i.e. ecstasy. I had the good fortune of “being a fly on the wall” to witness Norval Morrisseau painting sojourns…. It all starts with pencil to canvas and ends with an ecstatic gathering of inspired enthusiasts, fired up in Spirit.

Mark, John Rombough and I held an artistic gathering on the winter solstice of 2010. We set a tone. It continues to sound.

It marks the beginning of a new and inclusive cycle of inspirational manifestation.

Its a good time for Thunderbird School artists to pick up their brushes (etc) and paint. Norval said the paintings will speak for themselves.

 Stardreamer – 2011