Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Rebirth Paddle

Rebirth Paddle - Blue Heron and Camas Flower Design

Jane Marston

Northwest Coast (Coast Salish)
Yellow cedar, acrylic paint
62"   2013 [sold]
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Artist Statement: The Story of the Rebirth Paddle:

In our culture we were taught never to quarrel or fight with each other.
We were taught to always help each other and be peaceful with each other.
One day Blue Heron and Camas were playing and they got into an awful fight.
They were calling each other bad names and hollering at each other.
An Elder came across them and said Stop. You are not listening to our teachings.
You know words are powerful and you are using them in anger and in hurtful ways.
Blue Heron I will make you a bird. You must live in both the water and the land. Your job will be to help troubled Spirits to the other side.
Camas you will become a flower and your roots will be used for food for our people. As a flower you will gift our Spirit with peace.
You will both be a sign of rebirth for all people.
Blue Heron and Camass live not as people now but as a bird and flower because they didn’t practise their teachings.

Shared by: Jane Kwatleematt Marston

on Alcheringa Gallery website

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely, very