Sunny Bunny (2010) Ritchie Sinclair – Rabbits (1985) Norval Morrisseau

Sunny Bunny a.k.a. Ritchie the Rabbit
Ritchie Sinclair
30″ x 48″ – acrylic on canvass – Easter 2010
Woodland Gold is essentially “paper money” and a “true” global currency. It is also a divine form of alchemy that allows any practitioner of the school, at any time, to produce “true” (Woodland) gold. They have only to be convinced of the sacred cause of their moment in the sun when they are called to respond with impeccable skill under the direction of Spirit. To Spirit they are responsive. In Morrisseau, they see the example, and are convinced.
Ritchie Sinclair
©1999 Woodland Gold

Norval Morrisseau
acrylic on canvass – 36″ x 48″ – Easter 1985

In 1985 Norval asked me to “challenge him”. i.e give him a few ideas to spark his imagination. I suggested that he paint some Rabbits. He went to town on rabbit paintings. He had great fun with this painting and loved the idea that he had dressed up this rabbit in Levis. He even did the logo on the pocket and then omitted it. As you can see from the Sun they were happy times.